Aberlour
Aberlour

Charity registered in Scotland SC007991

Scotland's children's charity

 


Current vacancies

Relief Residential Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Sycamore Tayside - Auchterhouse
  • Closing 3rd March 2024

About Sycamore Fife

Red Squirrel is our newest residential house for children who are unable to live with their own families. Aberlour is Being Brave for these children, fulfilling The Promise to provide a safe, loving home for the three children who live in the house, enabling them, over time, to reach their full potential. We do not seek to provide a quick fix for the children but to secure transformational change which secures real results and gives our team a really rewarding job experience.

What we are looking for

We are looking for an exceptional group of relief workers to provide ad hoc cover when staff are on holiday or are off sick. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis. Relief Workers are a vital part of our team, helping to ensure that full cover is available throughout the year and ensuring that our Residential Workers get the essential breaks they need to recharge their batteries and come back to work refreshed and ready to provide the best possible support to the young people.

In return for taking on this essential role, you will work alongside a dedicated, supportive staff team and be offered valuable training and development opportunities. Of course, if you are a good match for the role there will be the opportunity for you to apply for a substantive role when available.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do.

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Community Support Practitioner - Sustain Clackmannanshire

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Closing 6th March 2024

About Sustain Clackmannanshire

Aberlour Child Care Trust has recently launched a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain Clackmannanshire. This service works alongside families, communities and partners to offer caring and responsive support to young people and families. Aberlour Sustain Clackmannanshire delivers the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.

Working with Social Work Services, this innovative and creative new service focuses on supporting young people aged 0 – 18 years, who may be on the ‘edge of care’ so that they remain living with their family in their local communities.

Our Service works with young people and their families to enhance relationships, build on existing strengths and interests, help build confidence and encourage new community connections. Our aim is to help all families feel safe, confident, capable, and included. Our approach has been developed through consultation with families and partners.

This post is to provide cover for maternity leave. We expect the post to last for 11 months.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about supporting young people, families and communities, who are flexible and share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for young people and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded. This post is being offered on a temporary basis until February 2025 to cover Maternity.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, compassionate and collaborative approach which responds empathically to the needs of young people and their families. The work will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with children and young people.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Clackmannanshire area, including the office base in Alloa, family homes, schools and community settings.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Worker – Wakened Nights

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Options Fife – Respite and Outreach, Glenrothes
  • Closing 12th March 2024

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife - Respite and Outreach

Options Fife Respite and Outreach provides a range of flexible support through outreach and overnight short breaks at weekends, evenings and school holidays to children and young people with complex learning disabilities and autism. We offer a high-quality child centred service providing positive and enabling experiences for the young people, supporting them through the challenges and complexities that enable them to work towards their individual outcomes and personal goals. We work closely with families and other professionals in providing support tailored around the child’s plan.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit two Young People’s Worker Nights, working four nights on (10 hours per night) every second week. You will play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people you work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care. We support young people who have epilepsy, need personal care and need gastrostomy feeding. Aberlour, in conjunction with NHS, provides all staff with training.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion for working with young people with disabilities. It is desired but not essential that candidates hold a relevant qualification at an SCQF level 7 or above. Due to SSSC requirements you may be required to gain qualifications after starting with Aberlour.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

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Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,603 – £29,687 pro-rata
  • Glasgow Early Intervention Service
  • Closing 10th March 2024

Do you want to make a difference to our children and young people?

Do you believe that every one of Scotland’s children and young people deserve the chance to flourish?

If so, this is the post for YOU!

About Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service Glasgow…

Our Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service, based in Glasgow will work in partnership with children and young people (aged 12 years and under) and their families to develop relationship-based, strengths-focused whole family support.

What we are looking for....

As a Family Support Worker you will develop a person-centred working relationship with your families, based on a model of ‘VOICE, VALIDATION and HOPE’. As a Family Support Worker, you will work directly with families to build on their existing strengths and interests, help children and families build skills and confidence and strengthen community connections. Our ambition is to help children, young people and families feel safe, confident, capable, and included, offering support when it is needed, including evenings and weekends. We believe in working alongside families, empowering them to lead positive change in their own lives in a variety of settings including family homes, schools, and within the community.

We are looking for candidates who are experienced in working alongside vulnerable families to assess strengths and needs as well as plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and strategies which enable families to thrive. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues and of working with children, young people and parents/carers affected by domestic abuse, mental health and/or substance misuse. You must share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

Ideally you will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, together with relevant experience of working directly with children or young people and their families.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, and collaborative approach which recognises strengths and responds empathically to the needs of children, young people, and their families – this will include early mornings, evenings, and weekend work.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

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House Manager

  • Full time
  • £41,817
  • Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 15th March 2024

About Aberlour Sycamore Children’s Houses

Aberlour Sycamore Services’ vision is to provide warm, loving homes for children where everyone learns, laughs, grows into their future and is treasured always. We have a strong ethos of values and a culture that enables us to Be Brave and to Keep the Promise of involving the children and young people as fully as possible in taking decisions that affect their lives.

We are looking to appoint a House Manager who will join our strong and thriving residential child care community in Aberlour.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a passion for supporting vulnerable children to achieve the best possible outcomes in their lives. The successful candidate will have the drive, determination and cultural values to be able to lead their team to empower the children and young people to make the changes which will ultimately transform their lives.

We want someone who believes that children living in a children’s house are deserving of love and someone who will support the team to ensure that our children are able to live fulfilling lives without having restriction imposed on them in their every day lives.

The person we choose to join us must have experience of working in and leading practice in a children’s house and must be visible to the team and children to ensure that the vision and values are lived every day – this will include working evenings and weekends.

Our homes provide a rich environment that provides safety, relationships, growth and healing for the children and adults who live and work there. To achieve this the successful candidate must have knowledge about developmental trauma, how this will have impacted children’s early life experiences and understand how to lead a team to ensure that every response a child receives takes account of their trauma.

A comprehensive support package focussed on achieving excellence in practice is provided to all of our teams and the successful candidate will also receive clinical supervision,

provided externally to support their professional practice development and well-being.

If you share our vision of Being Brave for every child and young person and Keeping the Promise and you have the skills and passion required to meet the challenges of this role we look forward to hearing from you.

For an informal discussion please phone Lynne Reid, Head of Admissions and Programmes on 07854958137.

Ideally, candidates will have experience of leading a team within a residential child care environment involving a residential shift rota. You will be required to have or be willing to work towards the qualifications for being a manager in a residential childcare facility: a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Finance Business Partner

  • Full time
  • £35,438 – £38,000
  • Stirling
  • Closing 13th March 2024

About Aberlour …

We are a values driven organisation delivering over 40 services across Scotland supporting children, young people and families.

We continue to grow year on year and central support functions such as our finance team, are critical in ensuring our services can provide the best care possible.

This post is initially offered as a 6-month contract to assist with our continued growth, but with the possibility of becoming permanent. The post holder can work from home but will be expected to attend team meetings in Stirling and may require some travel to services.

What we are looking for...

You will support, guide and provide financial expertise across a portfolio of services. You will prepare and monitor budgets giving guidance around budget management. You will prepare forecasts, projections and costings in conjunction with budget managers. You will conduct internal financial reviews, while working collaboratively with managers to ensure that any significant budget variances are identified.

You will have experience of working in a similar financial environment and be able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of financial systems. Advanced excel skills are essential. You will ideally be AAT qualified or have equivalent knowledge acquired through previous extensive work experience.

Here is what a current member of our finance team has to say about working for Aberlour:

In Aberlour no two days are the same – but that’s what makes it an exciting place to work. There’s genuine care and passion in the work we are doing and as a Finance Business Partner you are there to help guide and advise your colleagues on many aspects of the organisation and finance. You’re able to use your skill with numbers and systems to really make a difference in the decision making across various departments and services, which ultimately help young people & families. There is a shared sense of achievement, and when a service or project wins funding or gains accreditation/good grading, it’s a success that’s celebrated by all in the organisation.”

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme, life assurance worth 3x salary and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Residential Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,616 – £30,818
  • Inverness
  • Closing 26th February 2024

Do you want to make a difference to our children and young people?

Do you believe that every one of Scotland’s children and young people deserve the chance to flourish?

If so, this is the post for YOU!

About Sycamore Inverness

Our residential service in Inverness is one of two houses that Aberlour has in the Highlands. Our experienced teams of staff seek to create a comfortable home for the young people where they can grow and flourish, participating in educational and community activities to achieve their goals.

At Aberlour, we believe that every child deserves the chance to flourish regardless of their background and the circumstances that have brought them to live with Aberlour. The children we support are presently not able to live safely with their own families and many of them have suffered from trauma and loss in their young lives. Working therapeutically with the young people, using a Dyadic Developmental approach, our aim is to help the young people to develop their confidence and self-worth and therefore to maximise their potential and opportunities for living fulfilled and happy lives.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Residential Worker to join our team in Inverness, you will work 37.5 hours per week working in a residential house which is home for up to five young people. We have a core team of Residential Workers who support our young people, helping them to achieve and overcome the challenges they face.

As a Residential Worker, you will play a fundamental role in ensuring that our young people are working towards their goals through supporting them with different daily activities. These activities can include educational ones such as school and college as well hobbies and interests which include a wide range of outdoor sporting activities and attending fun groups. Not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role.

This service operates a residential rota and, as part of this, you will be expected to work evenings, weekends, nights and public holidays. Shifts are set on a monthly basis, however may on occasion be altered to suit the needs of the service.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Playscheme Workers/Senior Playscheme Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • East Ayrshire
  • Closing 25th February 2024

Aberlour East Ayrshire Summer Activity Programme

“The summer program has been a lifeline for our family. Not just giving our boys a safe place to have fun but helping them keep a bit of their routine. I know for a fact that they'd be struggling without this program and how much fun they've had while there. I just can't put into words how grateful we are for it.”

(Parent)

About East Ayrshire Summer Activity Programme

Working in partnership with East Ayrshire Council, our summer activities provide support to young people with complex additional support needs during the school holidays.

Our programme will be jam packed with fun activities for the young people to get involved with including the sensory buses, games, arts and crafts, musical activities, and animal visits!

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit to our Summer activity programme. Our programme will run up to 5 days per week, Monday to Friday, during July and for a few days during the October holidays. You will work flexible hours as part of a team providing a programme of fun-filled activities and outings. Some previous experience in this area is preferred. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and work hard are essential. To allow us to provide a consistent, quality service it is desirable that applicants commit to working up to 5 days per week during the school holidays for a minimum of 12 hours per week. There will be an opportunity to work additional hours up to full time hours. Days will be given in advance. Mandatory training dates for staff will be arranged before the commencement of the playscheme.

Depending on experience you may be offered the post of Senior Playscheme Worker, which would be paid at the higher hourly rate. Our payscales are reviewed every April.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their practice. You must be comfortable working in an environment where Aberlour’s values are lived in practice. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees please go to our website.

What we offer...

You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Top job! Senior Bid Writer

  • Full time
  • £42,523 – £45,637
  • Glasgow / Stirling / Hybrid
  • Closing 20th February 2024

Hays are delighted to work in partnership with Aberlour Children's Charity on the recruitment for their newly created job of Senior Bid Writer.

Aberlour is a values-driven organisation delivering around 50 services across Scotland supporting children, young people and families. As an organisation, their mission is 'to be brave for children and families.' They work together to beat poverty, disadvantage and discrimination.

Your new role

The Aberlour Development Team delivers success. The organisation is growing year-on-year and is looking for the right person to help continue this success through funding and developing new services and improving organisational sustainability to enable us to reach even more children and families.

In joining this dedicated team, you will use your experience and knowledge of developing and coordinating tender responses and funding applications to provide comprehensive and specialist support to the organisation. You will work as part of a small team focussed on bids & tenders, playing a pivotal role in success, engaging with numerous internal stakeholders including; Marketing, Policy, Fundraising and Service Directors. Your role is critical in managing and reviewing their contributions and keeping projects to completion deadlines.

What you'll need to succeed

Due to the specialist nature of this role, you will have written and delivered high quality, successful public tenders, ideally in a social care or equivalent environment (wider third/charity sector experience will be considered).

You will thrive in a growing organisation which is ambitious and has the drive and purpose to continually expand the support they can offer children and families across Scotland. It is essential you have the ability to effectively present information and ideas, engaging a wide range of stakeholders, coupled with fantastic organisational skills and attention to detail.

What you'll get in return

Firstly, you will join an organisation that truly values its employees, promotes a positive and inclusive culture, and offers excellent learning and development opportunities.

When you work with Aberlour, they will recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme, life assurance worth 3x salary and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

The organisation offers a mature approach to hybrid working and are happy to discuss individual requirements.

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Community Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • Sustain Falkirk
  • Closing 22nd February 2024

About Aberlour Sustain Falkirk

This service works alongside families, communities and partners to offer caring and responsive support to young people and families. Aberlour Sustain Falkirk delivers the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.

Working with Social Work Services, this innovative and creative Falkirk service focuses on supporting young people aged 12 and above, who may be on the ‘edge of care’ so that they remain living with their family in their local communities.

Our Service works with young people and their families to enhance relationships, build on existing strengths and interests, help build confidence and encourage new community connections. Our aim is to help all families feel safe, confident, capable, and included. Our approach has been developed through consultation with families and partners.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about supporting young people, families and communities, who are flexible and share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for young people and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, compassionate and collaborative approach which responds empathically to the needs of young people and their families. The work will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with young people.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Falkirk area, including family homes, schools and community settings.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Worker – Wakened Nights (Options Fife – Respite and Outreach)

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 18th February 2024

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife - Respite and Outreach

Options Fife Respite and Outreach provides a range of flexible support through outreach and overnight short breaks at weekends, evenings and school holidays to children and young people with complex learning disabilities and autism. We offer a high-quality child centred service providing positive and enabling experiences for the young people, supporting them through the challenges and complexities that enable them to work towards their individual outcomes and personal goals. We work closely with families and other professionals in providing support tailored around the child’s plan.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit two Young People’s Worker Nights, working four nights on (10 hours per night) every second week. You will play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people you work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care. We support young people who have epilepsy, need personal care and need gastrostomy feeding. Aberlour, in conjunction with NHS, provides all staff with training.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion for working with young people with disabilities. It is desired but not essential that candidates hold a relevant qualification at an SCQF level 7 or above. Due to SSSC requirements you may be required to gain qualifications after starting with Aberlour.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

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IT Help Desk & User Support Technician

  • Full time
  • £25,336
  • Stirling
  • Closing 7th February 2024

About Aberlour …

We are a values driven organisation delivering over 40 services across Scotland supporting children, young people and families.

We are looking for an individual to join our expanding IT & Digital team. This post is offered initially as fixed term for 2 years. Work will mostly be home based but the post holder will be required to work from our Stirling office for a minimum of 2 days per week and there may be some occasional travel to services.

What we are looking for...

You will be the initial contact for first line support for Aberlour’s IT users and so will have successfully worked in a fast-paced helpdesk environment or customer service role and will be required to balance business as usual tasks alongside ongoing IT projects.

Required skill set:

  • Experience of working on a fast-paced helpdesk, maintaining a high degree of customer service and escalating tickets where necessary.
  • Ability to recognise problem trends and determine when an isolated issue has become a wider problem.
  • Follow established IT Polices in relation to service requests including on-boarding and access requests.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Windows (ideally 10 and 11) and Android operating systems.
  • Excellent administrative knowledge of Active Directory
  • Experience of supporting and administering Microsoft 365 and Entra (Azure AD) Services. Including, but not limited to, SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Exchange Online.
  • Knowledge of basic network troubleshooting, previous experience working with Cisco Meraki infrastructure would be desirable though not essential.

You will have excellent communication skills, experience of working under pressure on your own initiative and hold a qualification at SCQF level 7 or higher (HNC/HND equivalent) in a relevant computer related subject or equivalent experience in a technical role.

A valid driving license and access to your own vehicle is also essential.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme, life assurance worth 3x salary and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Service Administrator

  • Part time
  • £22,548 – £24,117 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 11th February 2024

We believe that every child has the right to live in a family where they get the care. support and encouragement they need to flourish.

About Aberlour Fostering and the role…

Aberlour Fostering has an excellent reputation for caring for vulnerable and neglected children. We believe we can only do that by recruiting the right people to support our Fostering Team. Service Administrators play a key role in providing comprehensive administrative support. You will be responsible for maintaining manual and electronic storage systems, data retrieval systems and providing regular and ad hoc management information. You will use your IT skills to support staff and managers using Aberlour systems.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for an experienced administrator with excellent communication and organisational skills. You will be comfortable working with Microsoft Office packages and ideally have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or equivalent knowledge gained through work experience.

This role will be worked from home with full support and training provided.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their work.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person experiences the love, respect, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

For an informal discussion please phone Kerryanne Duffin, Fostering Manager on 078158 39567

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Young People’s Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • Routes Falkirk
  • Closing 8th February 2024

About Aberlour Routes Falkirk

Routes is an evidence-based youth work programme which supports young people aged 12-26 years affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use. Routes offers a mix of one-to-one and group support, along with a busy programme of activities and events bringing young people together. There is no time limit to their involvement, allowing trust to develop with workers and other young people, and all support is individually tailored to each young person.

The Routes model engages young people to effect change in their lives, recognising that living with chaos and trauma in your family does not need to lead to poor outcomes. With the right support, young people can take a very different path, and have a positive future.

What we are looking for....

As a Young People’s Worker, you will offer community-based support to young people through one-to-one and group support, plan and deliver a programme of activities and organise events bringing young people together.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, compassionate and collaborative approach which responds empathically to the needs of young people. You will be committed to co-developing alongside the young people and delivering a range of activities for them and with them.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Falkirk area.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Workers – 2 posts - Options (Residential) Fife

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Dunfermline
  • Closing 1st February 2024

About Options (Residential) Fife

Our Options (Residential) Fife service is a full-time, residential house offering long-term residential care for children and young people with complex learning and physical disabilities. We provide a loving, nurturing home for our supported young people who live with us for many years.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for two part time Young People’s Workers (24.5 hours and 26 hours per week) to become part of our Aberlour family. Every child and young person has the right to flourish and they are at the heart of everything we do. As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in ensuring that our young people are supported to live their best lives. Not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role. You will provide enabling support to ensure the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support our young people with different daily activities. These activities can include swimming, football, arts and crafts and other interests. Each of our young people has a personalised plan to help them achieve their goals.

Working at Options (Residential) Fife, you will become part of a highly skilled, experienced, and established team. You will have a supported induction programme, with access to an extensive training programme which includes Epilepsy training, Moving and Handling training (including specialised training to assist supported people with movement) and CALM training.

Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, an understanding of complex needs and disability and relevant experience of working with children or young people. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, for example: SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) plus an HNC. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by disability as well as an understanding of, and commitment to young people’s rights.

This service operates a residential rota and, as part of this, you will be required to work evenings, weekends, nights, and public holidays.

At Aberlour we strive to make sure every child and young person has the love, support, and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees please go to the advert on our website.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. More information regarding our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity can be found on our website.

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Residential Worker - Sycamore Inverness – Orinsay

  • Part time
  • £27,616 – £30,818 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 4th February 2024

Do you want to make a difference to our children and young people?

Do you believe that every one of Scotland’s children and young people deserve the chance to flourish?

If so, this is the post for YOU!

The starting salary based on the part time hours for this post will be £20,620.

About Sycamore Inverness

Our residential service in Inverness is one of two houses that Aberlour has in the Highlands. Our experienced teams of staff seek to create a comfortable home for the young people where they can grow and flourish, participating in educational and community activities to achieve their goals.

At Aberlour, we believe that every child deserves the chance to flourish regardless of their background and the circumstances that have brought them to live with Aberlour. The children we support are presently not able to live safely with their own families and many of them have suffered from trauma and loss in their young lives. Working therapeutically with the young people, using a Dyadic Developmental approach, our aim is to help the young people to develop their confidence and self-worth and therefore to maximise their potential and opportunities for living fulfilled and happy lives.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Residential Worker to join our team in Inverness, you will work 28 hours per week working in a residential house which is home for up to five young people. We have a core team of Residential Workers who support our young people, helping them to achieve and overcome the challenges they face.

As a Residential Worker, you will play a fundamental role in ensuring that our young people are working towards their goals through supporting them with different daily activities. These activities can include educational ones such as school and college as well hobbies and interests which include a wide range of outdoor sporting activities and attending fun groups. Not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role.

This service operates a residential rota and, as part of this, you will be expected to work evenings, weekends, nights and public holidays. Shifts are set on a monthly basis and follow a rolling pattern, however may be altered to suit the needs of the service.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Service Manager – Youthpoint Moray

  • Full time
  • £41,817
  • Moray
  • Closing 18th February 2024

About Aberlour Youthpoint Moray

Our Youthpoint Moray services provide help to children and young people in Moray who may be struggling with their emotions and behaviour, prompting concerns about their well-being. Our young people’s workers provide one-to-one help for our children and young people, in a safe and relaxed setting and in the community. They help them to understand the issues that are affecting them, that can sometimes be the cause of their behaviour. They help them take steps to overcoming their difficulties at home, school and in the community. The team also work with the whole family members, supporting parents and carers to improve relationships at home.

Aberlour Youthpoint Moray offers a range of services working with young people aged 12-25 which includes our Intensive Community Support, Early Help and Mentoring Service’s. In addition to these we have developed a new service YP-Zone, the purpose of which is to improve the wellbeing, social integration and life chances of Young People affect by own substance misuse in Moray.

What we are looking for....

As part of Management Team, you will be responsible for enhancing our relationships with the local authority and other funders and commissioners. You will contribute to developing the service, identifying where our role and service delivery can be enhanced and improving our ability to extend and develop funding streams.

The young people we work with are often at risk of becoming excluded from school and struggling with continuing their education, where some experience a disrupted family background. Lack of confidence and self-esteem are essential elements in young people’s ability to develop and flourish as they undertake their journey towards a positive future. Youthpoint Moray can help young people put in place the building blocks that can give them a firmer footing, helping them to develop and grow whether in school or in the wider community. As the manager of these services you will be uniquely placed to work with your team to deliver effective services to young people and their families.

Person Centred Practice is the touchstone for our approach and ethos, supporting our young people to have opportunities that are meaningful for them, which meet their needs and build on their strengths, assets and interests. Aberlour prides itself on being a learning organisation and as such we seek to support our teams to be the best they can be, including through a range of training and development opportunities.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person experiences the love, respect, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Residential Worker - Sycamore Fife Residential Children’s house - Dunfermline

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,616 – £30,818
  • Dunfermline
  • Closing 28th January 2024

About Aberlour Sycamore Children’s Houses

Aberlour Sycamore Services’ vision is to provide warm, loving homes for children where everyone learns, laughs, grows into their future and is treasured always. At any one time, the residential houses within Sycamore require additional support to help to maintain stability and balance within the teams. Sycamore services are widely recognised in Scotland for providing a range of quality therapeutic residential houses for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the country. The Service is a national resource and as such receives referrals from throughout Scotland.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for individuals who can integrate seamlessly into our existing team, working alongside it and relief adults to support excellent service delivery. We are looking for a Residential Worker to work 37.5 hours per week and also a Residential Worker to work 30 hours per week. Hours will be worked on a residential rota including early, late, waken nights, sleepovers and weekend shifts. You will have a knowledge and understanding of the importance of attachment, trauma and how this can impact on an individual’s development. At times our children express their distress through their behaviour and the role can be emotionally and physically challenging; we are therefore looking for someone who is resilient, understands that behaviour is a means of communication and is trauma responsive.

You will be skilled in building therapeutic relationships with the children, young people and young adults to enable them to feel safe, loved and cared for.

You must have the ability to quickly build your relationships with the adults within the house. The nature of the role is such that you could be working to cover a shift or longer periods as required, including days and wakened nightshifts and you may also be supporting young people to attend school or participate in other learning programmes. You must therefore be able to quickly adapt to the working environment within each house.

You will be comfortable with working within Aberlour’s culture embracing respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. Demonstration of these qualities will be particularly important in this role given that you will be dipping in and out of the different teams. You must be able to be an exceptional role model for other staff and the young person.

Undertaking the role of Residential Worker will afford you the opportunity to develop and build on a range of transferrable skills which are valued in a range of employment: you will be able to demonstrate excellent flexibility and adaptability with exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to work with different teams and different children, young people and young adults living within our Sycamore Houses.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. At Aberlour we have strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Workers - Options Fife Residential Glenrothes

  • Full time
  • £27,616
  • McNally House, Glenrothes
  • Closing 25th January 2024

About Aberlour Options Fife Residential Glenrothes (McNally House)

We are home to 3 young people aged between 15 and 21 years of age. We support our young people to live their best lives! We listen to them and understand what our young people want and need and help them in their daily lives. We work with our young people to create goals and support them to achieve these – no matter how big or small, nothing is impossible! “I love that McNally adults believe the young people can do anything” (quote from Aberlour Adult)

All our activities are tailored around our likes and dislikes of our young people, however this doesn’t mean that we don’t have fun too! “I love Mr Tumble disco on a Friday night…Weekends are such good fun!” (quote from Aberlour Adult).

Most importantly…. We LOVE our young people!

What can a day look like for us….

Our young people are at the heart of everything we do, and our young people want to tell you what a day looks like for them:

Adults help me to get up, washed and dressed in the morning. I am then given the choice of either my iPad or breakfast – it depends how I feel that day. Scrammed egg on toast with tomato sauce is my favourite breakfast and I also like a nice cup of tea.

During the day adults support me to attend different groups for example the nourish group, wheelchair line dancing, swimming, picnic at the park.

In my free time I enjoy arts and crafts, sensory play, and spending time in our new sensory room. My family are important to me, and I spend every other weekend with them. My favourite food is strawberries. My favourite film is Wizard of Oz. I like funny people because I have a great sense of humour and an infectious laugh. I love my bed and having a story read to me at night.

What we are looking for....

As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in our young people’s lives to ensure that they get the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plan. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care; supporting our young people in their daily living and within the local community.

If you have an interest in working with young people, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for Young People’s Workers, to work 37.5 hours per week.

These hours will be worked as part of a 24/7 residential rota, which will include mornings, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. You will also be expected to do sleepovers.

Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. However, if you share our values and have a passion for improving the lives of young people then we want to hear from you!

You are required to have or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example: SVQ3 Care plus an HNC). If you do not have these qualifications, Aberlour supports candidates to achieve both of these within the required timescales.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Business Development Executive

  • Full time
  • £42,523 – £45,637
  • Glasgow or Stirling
  • Closing 28th January 2024

This post is permanent full time and will mostly be home based but can utilise office bases in Glasgow or Stirling and may require some travel to meetings.

About Aberlour…

We are a values driven organisation delivering around 50 services across Scotland supporting children, young people and families.

Our development team delivers success. We are growing year on year and are looking for the right person to help us continue our success through funding and developing new services and improving organisational sustainability to enable us to reach even more children and families.

What we are looking for...

In joining our dedicated Business Development Team, you will use your experience and knowledge of developing and coordinating tender responses and funding applications to provide a comprehensive and specialist support to the organisation. You will report directly to our Head of Business Development and work closely with specialists to negotiate their contributions and keep projects to completion deadlines.

You will have written and delivered high quality, successful public tenders, ideally in a social care or equivalent environment and have the ability to present information and ideas engaging a wide range of stakeholders.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme, life assurance worth 3x salary and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Relief Residential Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Inverness
  • Closing 28th January 2024

About Sycamore Inverness

Our residential service in Inverness is one of two houses that Aberlour runs in the Highlands. Our experienced teams of staff seek to create a comfortable home for the young people where they can grow and flourish, participating in educational and community activities to achieve their goals. The children we support are presently not able to live safely with their own families and many of them have suffered from trauma and loss in their young lives. Working therapeutically with the young people, using a Dyadic Developmental approach, our aim is to help the young people to develop their confidence and self-worth and therefore to maximise their potential and opportunities for living fulfilled and happy lives.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for an exceptional group of relief workers to provide ad hoc cover when staff are on holiday or are off sick. Relief Workers are a vital part of our team, helping to ensure that full cover is available throughout the year and ensuring that our Residential Workers get the essential breaks they need to recharge their batteries and come back to work refreshed and ready to provide the best possible support to the young people.

Work is offered on a casual basis: Relief Workers are not obliged to accept shifts offered and Aberlour is not obliged to offer shifts. In return for taking on this essential role, you will work alongside a dedicated, supportive staff team and be offered valuable training and development opportunities. Of course, if you are a good match for the role there will be the opportunity for you to apply for a substantive role when available.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the job, please do not hesitate to contact Tracey Chalmers (House Manager) on 07766107453

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Playscheme Workers/Senior Playscheme Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Aberlour Options Ayrshire, Prestwick
  • Closing 23rd January 2024

The best thing about working for Aberlour is making a real difference to the lives of children, young people and their families.

About Options Ayrshire

Our Service is a busy respite service for children and young people with complex health needs, including severe learning and physical disabilities. As well as providing short residential breaks, the service offers outreach to families and is also involved in the managing and running of an after-school club as well as a busy Easter and summer playscheme.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit to our Easter playscheme programme. Our playscheme runs 6 days per week, Monday to Saturday, during the school holidays. You will work flexible hours as part of a team providing a programme of fun-filled activities and outings. Some previous experience in this area is preferred. Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and work hard are essential. To allow us to provide a consistent, quality service it is desirable that applicants commit to working up to 5 days per week during the Easter school holidays for a minimum of 12 hours per week. There will be an opportunity to work additional hours up to full time hours. Days will be given in advance. Our playschemes run in both Ayr and Girvan and staff may be expected to work at both sites. Mandatory training dates for staff will be arranged during the month of March before the commencement of the playscheme.

Depending on experience you may be offered the post of Senior Playscheme Worker, which would be paid at the higher hourly rate.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their practice. You must be comfortable working in an environment where Aberlour’s values are lived in practice. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees please go to our website.

What we offer...

You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Young People’s Worker – Wakened Nights

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Options Fife – Respite and Outreach, Glenrothes
  • Closing 7th January 2024

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife - Respite and Outreach

Options Fife Respite and Outreach provides a range of flexible support through outreach and overnight short breaks at weekends, evenings and school holidays to children and young people with complex learning disabilities and autism. We offer a high-quality child centred service providing positive and enabling experiences for the young people, supporting them through the challenges and complexities that enable them to work towards their individual outcomes and personal goals. We work closely with families and other professionals in providing support tailored around the child’s plan.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Young People’s Worker Nights, working two midweek nights every week, and a Friday and Saturday night every second week (10 hours per night). You will play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people you work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care. We support young people who have epilepsy, need personal care and need gastrostomy feeding. Aberlour, in conjunction with NHS, provides all staff with training.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion for working with young people with disabilities. It is desired but not essential that candidates hold a relevant qualification at an SCQF level 7 or above. Due to SSSC requirements you may be required to gain qualifications after starting with Aberlour.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website

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Relief Young People’s Workers - Fife (Options) Services

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Fife
  • Closing 7th January 2024

We are looking for Relief Young People’s Workers to join our Fife (Options) Relief pool. Within Fife we have 5 Options Disability services which support various young people and their families. Our Options services within Fife are:

Options Fife – Continuing Care: Our Options Fife – Continuing Care service will be home for up to 4 young people aged 16 plus who will all have their own individual flat. Working patterns will include days, nights, weekends and public holidays. Our rota has been drafted with the needs of the young people at heart and shifts will be longer in order to keep consistency for our young people.

Options Fife - Residential Glenrothes:Our Options Fife (Residential) Glenrothes service will be home to 3 young people aged 16 plus. Working patterns will include days, nights, weekends and public holidays. Our rota has been drafted with the needs of the young people at heart and shifts will be longer in order to keep consistency for our young people.

Options Residential Fife - Lorimer Gardens:Based in Dunfermline, our Options Residential Fife service is a full-time, residential care home offering long-term residential care for children and young people with complex learning and physical disabilities. We provide quality living for those children and young people who can no longer live at home. Working patterns will include days, nights, weekends and public holidays.

Options Fife - Respite and Outreach:Aberlour Options Fife provides support for young people up to the age of 18 years who have learning disabilities, by offering outreach and residential short break services. We aim to provide families with a short break from their caring role, through the provision of a high quality child-centred service which provides a positive experience for the young people we work with. Our Options Fife Respite and Outreach service in Glenrothes currently provides an outreach and respite service over weekends and evenings.

Options Fife - Lochwood Park:Aberlour Options Fife - Lochwood Park service, based in Kingseat, is a forever home for one young man who has complex needs. Our service became a safe space for not only our young man but his family as well. Our small teams support our young man with his daily life. Although there can be challenging behaviour, it is the small steps of progress that this young person makes on a daily basis that makes our work meaningful. Being a patient and understanding person are important skills for this role. Working patterns will include days, nights, weekends and public holidays.

We have a strong reputation in supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. We feel every child has the right to flourish. Our Relief Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support the families in their daily living and within the local community.

Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our team. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Ideally, you will have experience of direct work with children and families and/or experience of working with children or adults with a learning disability and/or an autism spectrum condition.

You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and support to complete an SVQ3 if required. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people.

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Young People’s Worker

  • Part time
  • £26,603 pro-rata
  • Moray
  • Closing 7th January 2024

About Aberlour Youthpoint Moray

Our Youthpoint Moray service provides help to children and young people in Moray who may be struggling with their emotions and behaviour, prompting concerns about their well-being. Our young people’s workers provide one-to-one help for our children and young people, in a safe and relaxed setting. They help them to understand the issues that are affecting them, that can sometimes be the cause of their behaviour. They help them take steps to overcoming their difficulties at home, school and in the community. The team also work with other family members, parents and carers to improve relationships at home.

Aberlour Youthpoint Moray offers a range of services which works with young people aged 12-25 which include our Intensive Community Support and Early Help Service’s. In addition to these we have developed a new service YP-Zone, the purpose of this service is to improve the wellbeing, social integration and life chances of Young People affect by substance misuse in Moray.

What we are looking for....

The post-holder will work within our YP-Zone service, the main role will be to provide one-to-one help for our young people affected by own substance misuse, facilitate targeted drugs and alcohol group-work sessions within schools and deliver street work on a rota basis. The role will also involve liaising with partner agencies and entering data into Aberlour’s case recording information system. This role is currently fixed term until October 2025. This role has no fixed days, and hours will be worked flexibly, to allow appropriate time off whilst also meeting individual and family needs, as well as contractual work requirements. Most often hours will be worked between Monday-Friday with some outreach work at weekends, approximately twice a month, on a rota basis. Tasks carried out will also vary, depending on the needs of the young people and families we support and on the needs of the service, therefore a degree of flexibility will be required.

Please note, a driving licence is essential for this role.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Family Worker

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • Options Fife, based in Glenrothes
  • Closing 19th December 2023

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people with a learning disability and or Autism?

We have an exciting opportunity for a family focused, warm friendly, resourceful and empathetic individual to join our newly extended Disability Service as a Family Worker.

About Options Fife

At Options Fife we have been providing person centred services to children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism for over 25 years. Our Family Workers enhance the existing provision offered, enabling whole family support for children and families with complex learning needs.

What we are looking for....

As a Family Worker, you will offer emotional and direct practical help to families experiencing short- or long-term challenges. You will work with families; identifying areas where support is required, working with them to co-produce a family support plan which will be individually tailored to their child’s and family’s needs. You will agree outcomes and personal goals within the child’s plan.

The role of the Family Worker will be diverse and wide ranging and will include the following:

• Promote and develop healthy routines, including sleep.

• Provide practical support with personal care.

• Support the development of play routines.

• Support parents to address difficulties and reduce risks.

• Build upon parents existing knowledge and equip them with enabling strategies and tools.

• Support families to have positive and rewarding relationships.

• Support families to implement structure, identify triggers and understand the function and purpose of their child’s behaviour and reduce challenges from escalating.

• Along with families, liaise and work with partners and colleagues from Social Work, Health and Education to assess, review and evaluate progress.

• You will have experience of supporting children and families with a learning disability and Autism. You will have up-to-date knowledge of best practice and supporting tools and interventions.

You will manage your own diary, and your hours will be 37.5 per week, worked flexibly between 7am and 10pm, Monday to Sunday. The days and hours worked will be agreed with families within the family support plan. There may also occasionally be a need to provide additional support out with these times and to be able to respond to crises and family stress.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Workers - Options Fife, Respite and Outreach

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 19th December 2023

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife - Respite and Outreach

Options Fife Respite and Outreach provides a range of flexible support through outreach and overnight short breaks at weekends, evenings and school holidays to children and young people with complex learning disabilities and autism. We offer a high-quality child centred service providing positive and enabling experiences for the young people, supporting them through the challenges and complexities that enable them to work towards their individual outcomes and personal goals. We work closely with families and other professionals in providing support tailored around the child’s plan.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Young People’s Worker to work 24 hours per week. You will play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people you work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care. We support young people who have epilepsy, need personal care and need gastrostomy feeding. Aberlour, in conjunction with NHS, provides all staff with training.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion for working with young people with disabilities. It is desired but not essential that candidates hold a relevant qualification at an SCQF level 7 or above. Due to SSSC requirements you may be required to gain qualifications after starting with Aberlour.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

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Child and Family Worker - Bridges Partnership, Glasgow

  • Full time
  • Circa £26,603 – £29,687
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th December 2023

About Bridges Partnership- Glasgow

The Bridges Partnership is jointly provided by Aberlour Glasgow Family Support Service and Shelter Scotland to provide support to mothers and their children living in the North West and South of Glasgow areas who are or have been affected by domestic abuse.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for a Child and Family Worker to join our team, working 37.5 hours per week. As this post includes an unsocial hour’s allowance, you are required to be flexible with your approach and available to work weekends, evenings and public holiday to meet the needs of the families you would support. This post is offered on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2025

As a Child and Family Worker within our Bridges Partnership project you will;

• Undertake risk assessment and work to develop safety plans

• Advocate in statutory meetings, court settings and with other agencies on behalf of women and children who have or are experiencing domestic abuse.

• Using the safe and together model, you will develop reports to be used in courts in relation to civil and criminal proceedings.

• Work in partnership with the parents, either on a 1:1 basis or in groups to enhance their parenting skills and build their confidence

• Work with children and parents in a therapeutic and trauma-based approach to help them reach their full potential.

• Provide housing information and assistance

• Inform women and children of their rights

• Signposting and helping each mother to access additional services as needed.

You will have relevant experience and a sound knowledge of domestic abuse and the impact on the children and adult survivor and relevant theory in attachment and parenting. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding and commitment to women and children’s rights. You will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above. It is desired that you are IDDA trained or are willing to work towards this.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

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Young People’s Worker – Out of School Club/Holiday Activity Club

  • Part time
  • £26,603 pro-rata
  • Options Ayrshire, Ayr
  • Closing 17th December 2023

Are you passionate about working with young people with additional support needs?

Do you want to make a difference to their lives?

Do you have relevant experience of working with them?

About Options Ayrshire

In addition to us having a short residential breaks service, our Out of School Club is based outside of Ayr within a building at Mosshill Industrial Estate.

We offer a safe, nurturing and explorative environment for young people to come and play either after school or on a Saturday morning that gives their families and/or carers a rest from their caring role. During that break, children enjoy a range of fun activities and experiences with our staff who specialise in taking care of children with additional support needs. In addition to this, we run a busy Easter and summer Holiday Activity Club which staff are encouraged to participate in also.

What we are looking for...

Working as part of the staff team you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the young people using the Out of School Club. Experience of working with this group of young people is highly desirable.

This post is for 15 hours per week, term time (to include bank holidays and in-service days). This post attracts a 5% unsocial hours allowance. You will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council, and meet, or be prepared to gain, the qualifications requirements for this post which is at SCQF level 6 (for example, SVQ Level 3 or HNC).

At Aberlour we want to make sure every young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their practice.

What we offer...

You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme, including Child Protection. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

If you are interested in this post and would like to have a chat about it, please feel free to contact Rhona Wyper, Community Coordinator (Day Care), on 07772226641 or John O'Donnell (Service Manager) on 07528970551.

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Young People’s Workers

  • Full time
  • £27,616
  • Options Fife Residential Glenrothes
  • Closing 10th December 2023

About Aberlour Options Fife Residential Glenrothes (McNally House)

We are home to 3 young people aged between 15 and 21 years of age. We support our young people to live their best lives! We listen to them and understand what our young people want and need and help them in their daily lives. We work with our young people to create goals and support them to achieve these – no matter how big or small, nothing is impossible! “I love that McNally adults believe the young people can do anything” (quote from Aberlour Adult)

All our activities are tailored around our likes and dislikes of our young people, however this doesn’t mean that we don’t have fun too! “I love Mr Tumble disco on a Friday night…Weekends are such good fun!” (quote from Aberlour Adult).

Most importantly…. We LOVE our young people!

What can a day look like for us….

Our young people are at the heart of everything we do, and our young people want to tell you what a day looks like for them:

Adults help me to get up, washed and dressed in the morning. I am then given the choice of either my iPad or breakfast – it depends how I feel that day. Scrammed egg on toast with tomato sauce is my favourite breakfast and I also like a nice cup of tea.

During the day adults support me to attend different groups for example the nourish group, wheelchair line dancing, swimming, picnic at the park.

In my free time I enjoy arts and crafts, sensory play, and spending time in our new sensory room. My family are important to me, and I spend every other weekend with them. My favourite food is strawberries. My favourite film is Wizard of Oz. I like funny people because I have a great sense of humour and an infectious laugh. I love my bed and having a story read to me at night.

What we are looking for....

As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in our young people’s lives to ensure that they get the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plan. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care; supporting our young people in their daily living and within the local community.

If you have an interest in working with young people, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for Young People’s Workers, to work 37.5 hours per week.

These hours will be worked as part of a 24/7 residential rota, which will include mornings, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. You will also be expected to do sleepovers.

Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. However, if you share our values and have a passion for improving the lives of young people then we want to hear from you!

You are required to have or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example: SVQ3 Care plus an HNC). If you do not have these qualifications, Aberlour supports candidates to achieve both of these within the required timescales.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Family Worker (part time)

  • Part time
  • £26,603 pro-rata
  • Options Fife, based in Glenrothes
  • Closing 7th December 2023

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people with a learning disability and or Autism?

We have an exciting opportunity for a family focused, warm friendly, resourceful and empathetic individual to join our newly extended Disability Service as a Family Worker.

About Options Fife

At Options Fife we have been providing person centred services to children and young people with a learning disability and/or Autism for over 25 years. Our Family Workers enhance the existing provision offered, enabling whole family support for children and families with complex learning needs.

What we are looking for....

As a Family Worker, you will offer emotional and direct practical help to families experiencing short- or long-term challenges. You will work with families; identifying areas where support is required, working with them to co-produce a family support plan which will be individually tailored to their child’s and family’s needs. You will agree outcomes and personal goals within the child’s plan.

The role of the Family Worker will be diverse and wide ranging and will include the following:

  • Promote and develop healthy routines, including sleep.
  • Provide practical support with personal care.
  • Support the development of play routines.
  • Support parents to address difficulties and reduce risks.
  • Build upon parents existing knowledge and equip them with enabling strategies and tools.
  • Support families to have positive and rewarding relationships.
  • Support families to implement structure, identify triggers and understand the function and purpose of their child’s behaviour and reduce challenges from escalating.
  • Along with families, liaise and work with partners and colleagues from Social Work, Health and Education to assess, review and evaluate progress.
  • You will have experience of supporting children and families with a learning disability and Autism. You will have up-to-date knowledge of best practice and supporting tools and interventions.

You will manage your own diary, and your hours will be 20 per week, worked flexibly between 7am and 10pm, Monday to Sunday. The days and hours worked will be agreed with families within the family support plan. There may also occasionally be a need to provide additional support out with these times and to be able to respond to crises and family stress.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Family Support Worker - Intensive Family Support Service, Glasgow

  • Full time
  • £26,603 – £29,687
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 3rd December 2023

Do you want to make a difference to our children and young people?

Do you believe that every one of Scotland’s children and young people deserve the chance to flourish?

If so, this is the post for YOU!

About Aberlour Glasgow Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS)(City Wide)…

Aberlour will be working in partnership with the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership and other Third Sector providers to promote the wellbeing of children and young people by offering caring and responsive support, something which is now needed more than ever as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Aberlour Glasgow Intensive Family Support will deliver the support families need, when they need it. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.

What we are looking for....

As a Family Support Worker, you will work directly with families to nurture relationships, build on existing strengths and interests, help children and families build skills and confidence and strengthen community connections. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that works for a period of up to 12 months with families to support and enable positive change and improve outcomes. Our ambition is to help children, young people and families feel safe, confident, capable, and included, offering support when it is needed, including evenings and weekends. We believe in working alongside families, empowering them to lead positive change in their own lives.

We are looking for candidates who are experienced in working alongside vulnerable families to assess strengths and needs as well as plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and strategies which enable families to thrive. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues. Experience of working within other childcare settings such as Residential Child Care will be considered. This post is on a fixed term contract basis until June 2024.

You must share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded. Ideally you will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, together with relevant experience of working directly with children or young people and their families. Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, and collaborative approach which recognises strengths and responds empathically to the needs of children, young people, and their families – this will include early mornings, evenings, and weekends.

To succeed in this role, you will need to work flexibly within a variety of locations across Glasgow City, including family homes, schools, and community settings in line with Covid guidance and safe working practices.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Child and Family Worker

  • Part time
  • £25,336 pro-rata
  • Outreach Dundee
  • Closing 3rd December 2023

About Outreach Dundee

Aberlour Family Outreach Dundee provides support to families who are struggling to cope as a result of drug and alcohol use within the family. We give children a trusted person they can talk to, while supporting parents to create a safe environment for their children through addressing their dependency and improving parenting confidence.

“The Aberlour Family Outreach Dundee worker visited me regularly and she was really friendly. She encouraged me to ask for help when I needed it. She introduced me to other people and got me involved in other services that could help me" – Parent

What we are looking for....

We are looking for a Child and Family Worker to work 22.5 hours per week over three days. Specific working pattern is negotiable.

We are looking for an energetic, creative and compassionate individual to join our friendly, supportive team. We value skills such as providing children and young people with a wide range of fun activities and experiences to enrich their lives as well as supporting families to actively participate in shaping and defining the support we offer.

You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by substance use as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Relief Young People’s Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Options Lothian, Prestonpans
  • Closing 7th December 2023

Aberlour Options Lothian, Prestonpans

Aberlour Options Lothian offers a range of short break services to children and young people with complex needs. We offer a safe, homely environment for a child to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. During that break, children enjoy a range of fun activities and experiences with our staff. Our service is very much a ‘home from home’ for the children who stay with us. We are within easy commuting distance of Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian with access via the number 26, 111 and 124 bus routes.

The difference we make to families:

“It’s not easy to accept that sometimes you need help. We had reached rock bottom but Aberlour Options Lothian was that lifesaving buoyancy aid.

It wasn't easy accepting leaving my son there especially in the early days when it was new to everyone. It is a safe and welcoming place and a second home in many respects now. Somewhere he is safe, cared for and has loads of fun with the carers and other children.

It’s not just about respite; we have received help with managing behaviour, preparing for hospital visits and operations. Help and advice when there seemed to be no one else listening or who understands. It’s hard to look back to where we were but no we wouldn't be here today without their help and support.

To sum it up: Saved our lives. Peace of mind. Finally a rest.”

What we are looking for....

Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our team. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Availability should be specified on your application form. As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Experience in this type of work is preferred however we will consider all applications. The service opens Wednesday’s afterschool and from Friday 11am to Monday 12pm. As such, the requirement is to work mainly weekends. Shifts at weekends are 8am - 8pm or 12pm - 10pm and include sleepovers and wakened night shifts.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. At Aberlour we have strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do.

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Relief Young People’s Worker

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Moray
  • Closing 29th November 2023

About Options Moray

Aberlour Options Moray is a community-based service for children/young people with learning disabilities offering residential, respite short breaks, family-based care and community support matched with the individual needs of every young person. We have a strong reputation in supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. We feel every child has the right to flourish. Our Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support children in their daily living and within the local community.

What we are looking for....

Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our team. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Availability should be specified on your CV. Ideally, you will have experience of direct work with children and families and/or experience of working with children or adults with a learning disability and/or an autism spectrum condition.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme, including Child Protection. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Young People’s Worker

  • Full time
  • £25,774
  • Moray
  • Closing 29th November 2023

Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people with a disability and or Autism?

About Options Moray

Aberlour Options Moray is a community-based service for children/young people with learning disabilities offering residential, respite short breaks, family-based care and community support matched with the individual needs of every young person.

What we are looking for....

We have an opening for a Young People’s Worker on a permanent basis. Usual hours would be 35hours per week. The team work no more than 4 days before a day off and currently have every second weekend off. Rotas are designed around the needs of the young people we care for and ensuring the wellness of the practitioners we employ. Late shifts are 2 to 10pm. Early shifts are 7.30am to 2.30pm. Overnight sleep ins are part of the role, alongside an awake member of night staff. Shifts are allocated on a set 4 week rolling rota, can be subject to change as and when required for the needs of the service.

Individuals need to bring a range of qualities to the role including being playful, warm and accepting and must be able to adapt their practice to appropriately meet the varying individual needs of each young person. This role can be challenging but is also immensely rewarding and provides postholders with rich opportunities to develop their own practice and understanding of the needs of children and young people with disabilities.

You must be comfortable working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge – both yourself and other people. We support our staff to be as effective as they can be through dedicated training and supervision. In return our staff act as exceptional role models supporting the children and young people, as well as sharing knowledge and learning with colleagues.

Ideally, you will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, or be willing to work to this requirement as per SSSC registration.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their practice. You must be comfortable working in an environment where Aberlour’s values are lived in practice.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Senior IT Technician (2 posts)

  • Full time
  • £32,150 – £34,462
  • Stirling/hybrid
  • Closing 27th November 2023

We are looking for two individuals – one permanent full-time vacancy and a two year fixed term contract. Both posts will mostly be home based but will be required to work from our Stirling office for a minimum of 2 days per week and may require some travel to services.

About Aberlour …

We are a values driven organisation delivering over 40 services across Scotland supporting children, young people and families.

We are looking for the right person to support the efficient and reliable use of Aberlour’s digital infrastructure while providing IT support to Aberlour’s users.

What we are looking for...

Aberlour are always pushing to provide the best support we can to the children and families we support, which includes developing digital solutions and taking advantage of IT developments so you can be sure that you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your knowledge and experience in a forward looking, fantastic organisation. The work you will undertake will be varied and interesting.

Your substantial experience working in a technical customer service role or environment will enable you to support our Help Desk Analysts with 1st and 2nd line support issues; troubleshoot and resolve networking concerns; provide infrastructure expertise; liaise with suppliers as required and lead on IT project work and solutions.

Ideally you will have experience in Cloud based technologies such as Microsoft 365 suite e.g. Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Microsoft 365 Apps, Forms, PowerApps, Power Automate, Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Dynamics.

You’ll also have a good understanding of laptops, tablets, video conference and other end user hardware. Along with network infrastructures, protocols, physical and Wi-Fi, switch and router configuration.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme, life assurance worth 3x salary and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

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Relief Residential Workers - Sycamore Fife

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Dunfermline/Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 22nd November 2023

About Sycamore Fife

The Aberlour Sycamore Services are based in Fife and are widely recognised in Scotland for providing a range of quality therapeutic residential, education and fostering experiences for some of the most vulnerable young people in the country. The Service is a national resource and as such receives referrals from throughout Scotland.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for people to join our relief pool who are passionate about supporting children and young people. The children and young people who live in our houses have experienced significant trauma in their young lives and our aim is to create loving, nurturing family homes where they feel safe and cared for.

Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our teams. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Work will be offered in one of our four residential houses in Fife – three of these are in Kirkcaldy and one in Dunfermline.

Members of our relief pool have a varied range of backgrounds and often work in different areas of the workforce. Although experience in child-care is ideal, we would also like to hear from people who may have skills from their work experience in different sectors which would be transferrable and provide a good basis from which to learn and develop their skills, utilising the range of training we provide.

The last two years have been challenging for all of us and many of us are re-evaluating what we want out of life, including our working lives. Relief work enables you to test out your affinity and ability for working in residential child-care and, if you want to take things a step further, there are opportunities to move into a substantive role in the future.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Worker- Social Education (Smarter2gether)

  • Full time
  • £25,336
  • Stranraer
  • Closing 8th November 2023

About Smarter2gether

Our Smarter2gether service supports young people (aged 11-18) who need extra help with education. We support young people with behaviours that challenge because of the complicated emotions they experience, by giving our young people a trusted person they can talk to, as well as someone who can support them with their learning.

Our young people may have experienced trauma in their lives and feel that no-one understands them. Some may have a chaotic home life, and are risk of being taken into care, far away from their own community. Others are already living in care and experiencing the complicated feelings that come with it. All these factors can cause a lot of stress and worry. In turn, this can make school a difficult environment to be in.

What we are looking for...

As a Young People’s Worker Social Education, you will work in partnership with the school and other relevant agencies to provide a holistic approach to the support we offer our young people. You will work both individually and may help support group work programmes for our young people within the school setting. You will be based between Stranraer Academy and our Stranraer Communites2gether hub. You will also engage and support the young person’s family in the wider community as required.

You will work 37.5 hours per week, due to the nature of this service all annual leave must be used during the school holidays. this post is currently funded through PEF funding for a 2 year fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension.

We are looking for someone who will empower our young people and give them a voice. It is essential that you can demonstrate an understanding and commitment to young people’s rights. You will have experience of working with young people either within a community or residential setting. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above.

Due to the nature of this service and the location of the families we support, it is essential that applicants have access to their own car and hold a full driving license.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here.

What we offer...

You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme, including Child Protection. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Residential Worker

  • Full time
  • £27,616
  • Sycamore Inverness – Orinsay
  • Closing 8th November 2023

About Sycamore Inverness

Our residential service in Inverness is one of two houses that Aberlour runs in the Highlands. Our experienced teams of staff seek to create a comfortable home for the young people where they can grow and flourish, participating in educational and community activities to achieve their goals.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Residential Worker to join our team in Inverness, you will work 37.5 hours per week working in a residential house which is home for up to five young people. We have a core team of Residential Workers who support our young people, helping them to achieve and overcome the challenges they face. At Aberlour, we believe that every child deserves the change to flourish regardless of their background and the circumstances that have brought them to live with Aberlour. The children we support are presently not able to live safely with their own families and many of them have suffered from trauma and loss in their young lives. Working therapeutically with the young people, using a Dyadic Developmental approach, our aim is to help the young people to develop their confidence and self-worth and therefore to maximise their potential and opportunities for living fulfilled and happy lives. As a Residential Worker, you will play a fundamental role in ensuring that our young people are working towards their goals through supporting them with different daily activities. These activities can include college, different hobbies and attending fun groups. Not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role.

This service operates a residential rota and, as part of this, you will be expected to work evenings, weekends, nights and public holidays. Shifts are set on a monthly basis and follow a rolling pattern, however may be altered to suit the needs of the service

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Workers – 3 posts

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Dunfermline
  • Closing 9th November 2023

About Options (Residential) Fife

Our Options (Residential) Fife service is a full-time, residential house offering long-term residential care for children and young people with complex learning and physical disabilities. We provide a loving, nurturing home for our supported young people who live with us for many years.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for three part time Young People’s Workers (26 hours per week) to become part of our Aberlour family. Every child and young person has the right to flourish and they are at the heart of everything we do. As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in ensuring that our young people are supported to live their best lives. Not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role. You will provide enabling support to ensure the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support our young people with different daily activities. These activities can include swimming, football, arts and crafts and other interests. Each of our young people has a personalised plan to help them achieve their goals.

Working at Options (Residential) Fife, you will become part of a highly skilled, experienced, and established team. You will have a supported induction programme, with access to an extensive training programme which includes Epilepsy training, Moving and Handling training (including specialised training to assist supported people with movement) and CALM training.

Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, an understanding of complex needs and disability and relevant experience of working with children or young people. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, for example: SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) plus an HNC. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by disability as well as an understanding of, and commitment to young people’s rights.

This service operates a residential rota and, as part of this, you will be required to work evenings, weekends, nights, and public holidays.

At Aberlour we strive to make sure every child and young person has the love, support, and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees please go to the advert on our website.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. More information regarding our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity can be found on our website.

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Family Support Worker x 2 - Glasgow Early Intervention Service

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,603 – £29,687
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 5th November 2023

Do you want to make a difference to our children and young people?

Do you believe that every one of Scotland’s children and young people deserve the chance to flourish?

If so, this is the post for YOU!

About Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service Glasgow…

Our Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service, based in Glasgow will work in partnership with children and young people (aged 12 years and under) and their families to develop relationship-based, strengths-focused whole family support.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Family Support Worker, working 32.5 hours per week. This post is currently funded until April 2024 however could be extended past this date. This service is currently only funded until June 2024 however we are actively seeking further funding for this service.

We are also looking to recruit a Family Support Worker, working 18 hours per week. This service is currently only funded until June 2024 however we are actively seeking further funding for this service.

As a Family Support Worker you will develop a person-centred working relationship with your families, based on a model of ‘VOICE, VALIDATION and HOPE’. As a Family Support Worker, you will work directly with families to build on their existing strengths and interests, help children and families build skills and confidence and strengthen community connections. Our ambition is to help children, young people and families feel safe, confident, capable, and included, offering support when it is needed, including evenings and weekends. We believe in working alongside families, empowering them to lead positive change in their own lives in a variety of settings including family homes, schools, and within the community in line with Covid guidance and safe working practices.

We are looking for candidates who are experienced in working alongside vulnerable families to assess strengths and needs as well as plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and strategies which enable families to thrive. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues and of working with children, young people and parents/carers affected by domestic abuse, mental health and/or substance misuse. You must share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

Ideally you will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, together with relevant experience of working directly with children or young people and their families.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, and collaborative approach which recognises strengths and responds empathically to the needs of children, young people, and their families – this will include early mornings, evenings, and weekend work.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

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Service Administrator – Perinatal Befriending

  • Part time
  • £22,548 pro-rata
  • Forth Valley
  • Closing 2nd November 2023

About Perinatal Befriending Forth Valley

Our Perinatal Befriending Support Service based within Forth Valley area aims to help mums who are struggling with anxiety and depression during pregnancy and after their baby is born. Our befrienders are there for the mums while they are pregnant and up to the baby is aged one. This befriending relationship helps mum, her partner and immediate family and, as a result, we aim to improve parents' mental health, reduce social isolation and promote healthy attachments between baby and parents.

What we are looking for....

This post will involve a mix of working from home and from our Offices in Stirling or Falkirk - working 15 hours per week. This post is currently funded until 30th September 2024 however we are hopeful that we will be able to secure further funding to extend. Minimum of 3 days per week is preferred in line with Service Requirements.

You will provide administrative support to the service, assisting with general finance, data gathering, reception duties and administrative tasks. You will ideally have a relevant qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (or equivalent knowledge) together with the ability to use IT applications such as Word and Excel, and have experience of working in a busy office environment.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. At Aberlour we have Strong Values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Relief Young People’s Worker - Options Borders

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Borders
  • Closing 29th October 2023

About Options Borders

At Aberlour Options Borders we provide a range of support both outreach and residential short breaks to for young people up to the age of 18 years, who have learning disabilities. We aim to provide families with a short break from their caring role, through the provision of high quality child-centred service which provides a positive experience for the young people we work with.

We have a strong reputation in supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. We feel every child has the right to flourish. Our Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care to support children in their daily living and within the local community.

What we are looking for....

Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our team. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Ideally, you will have experience of direct work with children and families and/or experience of working with children or adults with a learning disability and/or an autism spectrum condition.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme; including CALM Training, Child Protection Training and support to complete an SVQ3. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £41,817
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Closing 30th October 2023

About Sustain Clackmannanshire

Aberlour Child Care Trust has launched a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain Clackmannanshire. This service will work alongside families, communities, and partners to offer caring and responsive support to young people and families. Aberlour Sustain Clackmannanshire will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.

Working with Social Work Services, this innovative and creative new service focuses on supporting young people aged 0 – 18 years, who may be on the ‘edge of care’ so that they remain living with their family in their local communities.

Our Service works with young people and their families to enhance relationships, build on existing strengths and interests, help build confidence and encourage new community connections. Our aim is to help all families feel safe, confident, capable, and included. Our approach has been developed through consultation with families and partners.

What we are looking for....

As Service Manager your role is to lead, manage and develop our Sustain Clackmannanshire Service to support children and families in line with planned objectives. We are looking for someone who can provide direction and support for the staff team enabling them to achieve excellent results and manage change in an ever-changing work environment. You will be key in providing the external face of the services to a range of external partners with the aim of influencing service provision to meet the needs of parents, families, children and young people. This will include sourcing funding opportunities.

You will also be responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the service budgets.

You will be passionate about supporting young people, families, and communities, flexible in your approach and share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for young people and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded. This post is being offered on a Fixed Term basis for 24 months.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, compassionate and collaborative approach which responds empathically to the needs of young people and their families. The work will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with children and young people.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Clackmannanshire area, including the office base in Alloa, family homes, schools and community settings.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Worker – Wakened Nights (Options Fife, Respite and Outreach)

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 29th October 2023

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife - Respite and Outreach

Options Fife Respite and Outreach provides a range of flexible support through outreach and overnight short breaks at weekends, evenings and school holidays to children and young people with complex learning disabilities and autism. We offer a high-quality child centred service providing positive and enabling experiences for the young people, supporting them through the challenges and complexities that enable them to work towards their individual outcomes and personal goals. We work closely with families and other professionals in providing support tailored around the child’s plan.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Young People’s Worker Nights, working four nights on (10 hours per night) every second week. You will play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people you work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care. We support young people who have epilepsy, need personal care and need gastrostomy feeding. Aberlour, in conjunction with NHS, provides all staff with training.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion for working with young people with disabilities. It is desired but not essential that candidates hold a relevant qualification at an SCQF level 7 or above. Due to SSSC requirements you may be required to gain qualifications after starting with Aberlour.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

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Relief Young People’s Worker - Youthpoint Moray

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Moray
  • Closing 26th October 2023

About Aberlour Youthpoint Moray

Our Youthpoint Moray service provides help to children and young people in Moray who may be struggling with their emotions and behaviour, prompting concerns about their well-being. Our young people’s workers provide one-to-one help for our children and young people, in a safe and relaxed setting. They help them to understand the issues that are affecting them, that can sometimes be the cause of their behaviour. They help them take steps to overcoming their difficulties at home, school and in the community. The team also work with other family members, parents and carers to improve relationships at home.

Aberlour Youthpoint Moray offers a range of services which works with young people aged 12-25 which include our Intensive Community Support and Early Help Service’s. In addition to these we have developed a new service YP-Zone, the purpose of this service is to improve the wellbeing, social integration and life chances of Young People affect by substance misuse in Moray.

What we are looking for....

The post-holder will work within our YP-Zone service, the main role will be to provide one-to-one help for our young people affected by own substance misuse, facilitate targeted drugs and alcohol group-work sessions within schools and deliver street work on a rota basis. The role will also involve liaising with partner agencies and entering data into Aberlour’s case recording information system.

The team will provide support during normal office hours and include regular evening and weekend working. All staff are expected to take a full role in the delivery of the service.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

Please note, a driving licence is essential for this role.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. We also offer a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Business Development Executive

  • Full time
  • £42,523 – £45,637
  • Mostly be home based but can utilise office bases in Glasgow or Stirling and may require some travel to meetings.
  • Closing 29th October 2023

This post is permanent full time and will mostly be home based but can utilise office bases in Glasgow or Stirling and may require some travel to meetings.

About Aberlour …

We are a values driven organisation delivering around 50 services across Scotland supporting children, young people and families.

Our development team delivers success. We are growing year on year and are looking for the right person to help us continue our success through funding and developing new services and improving organisational sustainability to enable us to reach even more children and families.

What we are looking for...

In joining our dedicated Business Development Team, you will use your experience and knowledge of developing and coordinating tender responses and funding applications to provide a comprehensive and specialist support to the organisation. You will report directly to our Head of Business Development and work closely with specialists to negotiate their contributions and keep projects to completion deadlines.

You will have written and delivered high quality, successful public tenders, ideally in a social care or equivalent environment and have the ability to present information and ideas engaging a wide range of stakeholders.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme, life assurance worth 3x salary and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Accounting & Control Assistant

  • Full time
  • £25,336
  • Stirling / Hybrid
  • Closing 22nd October 2023

Do you have experience working with computerised finance system, finance ledgers, record keeping and ensuring financial controls are followed? Have you completed invoicing and credit control processes and procedures? Do you enjoy providing excellent customer service? If so we would love to hear from you.

About Aberlour

We are a values driven organisation delivering around 40 services across Scotland supporting children, young people and families.

Our central support functions are critical in ensuring our services can provide the best care possible.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for someone to join our finance department working 37.5 hours per week. Most of our head office staff are currently working from home. There will be desk space available in our Stirling office however individuals are able to work a mix of home and office work.

Using your knowledge of financial systems and proficient IT skills you will support a portfolio of services and act as their main contact within the finance department. You will raise, send and organise the payment of invoices, reconcile company accounts and chase late payments.

You will ideally have a relevant professional qualification or equivalent experience.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

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Assistant Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,401
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 19th October 2023

About Aberlour Routes Falkirk

Routes is an evidence-based youth work programme which supports young people aged 12-26 years affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use. Routes offers a mix of one-to-one and group support, along with a busy programme of activities and events bringing young people together. There is no time limit to their involvement, allowing trust to develop with workers and other young people, and all support is individually tailored to each young person.

The Routes model engages young people to effect change in their lives, recognising that living with chaos and trauma in your family does not need to lead to poor outcomes. With the right support, young people can take a very different path, and have a positive future.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and creative about co-developing activities with young people to provide them with enjoyable and positive experiences.

You will work in partnership with the national Routes Development programme and young people to co-develop a programme of support to improve the well-being and opportunities of young people impacted by someone else’s drug and alcohol use.

This role involves being able to demonstrate knowledge of child development, family dynamics and how adult behaviour and lifestyle impacts upon the parenting role. The post holder will also have an understanding of how interventions are expected to benefit young people as well as having an understanding of, and commitment to young people’s rights.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Falkirk area.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

We also follow Data Protection Guidelines - privacy policy.

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Young People’s Worker

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Options Borders, St Boswells
  • Closing 11th October 2023

About Aberlour Options Borders

At Aberlour Options Borders we provide a range of support services for young people up to the age of 18 years who have various disabilities. Our aim is to provide families with a short break from their caring role through the provision of high quality child-centred services which provide a positive experience for the young people we work with.

We have a strong reputation for supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. We believe that every child has the right to flourish. Our Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal and emotional care to support children in their daily living and within the local community.

What we are looking for....

We have an opening for a Young People’s Worker on a permanent basis. Usual hours would be around 23 per week during term time for 42 weeks of the year and 35 hours per week for 10 weeks of the year (school holidays). Working an average of 25.30 hours per week. Hours are worked between 3pm and 10pm on weekdays (excluding Mon and Tues). Weekends open full time, hours worked between 12pm Friday and 5pm Sunday. Holiday weeks are full time and shifts can be around the clock. You will be part of a residential respite rota which will require you to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. There will be a requirement to do sleepover shifts and these will be paid at £65 per sleepover.

Shift patterns vary. For 10 weeks of the year during school holidays, shifts are available around the clock. Standard shifts would be 8-4.15pm or 4-10pm. Sleepovers are also a part of this. For 42 weeks of the year, we work on a pattern of Wed-Sunday one week and Friday to Sunday the following week. Wednesday-Friday is afternoons and evenings. Standard weekend shifts are 8-4.15pm or 4-10pm. Sleepovers are also a part of this.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

A Day in the Life of a Young People’s Worker

Our day usually starts around 7.30am with the morning routine. We support our young people to get ready for their day ahead assisting with all aspects of personal hygiene. We then prepare breakfast and medications for each of our young people and organise the day’s activities. We plan mornings out, considering the health and safety requirements for each activity we undertake. After lunch we prepare an in-house activity. This also allows staff to complete daily paperwork such as weekend logs for our young people, updating care plans and review reports etc. In the evening we cook a healthy dinner considering our knowledge of our young peoples’ likes and dislikes and particularly if they have restricted diets.

"Aberlour Options provide a safe, fun and homely environment for respite for our son. He loves going to stay and asks daily when his next visit is" Parent

"Aberlour treat me like part of the family" Young Person

If you have an interest in working with young people we would like to hear from you. Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, an understanding of autism, complex needs and mental health and have the relevant qualifications or will be willing to work towards these.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Worker Options Fife – Residential Glenrothes

  • Full time
  • £27,616
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 12th October 2023

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife Residential Glenrothes

At Aberlour we listen to understand what our young people want and need within our local area. As such, our services in Glenrothes support young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live and thrive within the local community.

What we are looking for....

As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in our young people’s lives to ensure that they get the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plan. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care; supporting our young people in their daily living and within the local community.

If you have an interest in working with young people, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for a part time Young People’s Worker, to work 35 hours per week.

These hours will be worked as part of a 24/7 residential rota, which will include mornings, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. You will also be expected to do sleepovers.

Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example: SVQ3 Care plus an HNC) together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by disability as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Worker (Nights) - Options Fife – Residential Glenrothes

  • Full time
  • from £27,616
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 5th October 2023

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability and/or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector/work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife - Residential Glenrothes

At Aberlour we listen to understand what our young people want and need within our local area. As such, our service in Glenrothes supports young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live and thrive within the local community.

Our service is home to 3 young people, aged 14 plus. Our rota has been drafted to suit the needs of the young people. Our night shifts operate from 10pm to 8am. You will work a rolling rota consisting of 3 to 4 nights per contracted hours. More details can be discussed at interview.

What we are looking for....

As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in our young people’s lives to ensure that they get the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plan. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care; supporting our young people in their daily living and within the local community.

If you have an interest in working with young people, we would like to hear from you. Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, an understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example: SVQ 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) plus an HNC) together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by disability as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Assistant Service Manager - Options Fife Residential Glenrothes

  • Full time
  • from £34,401
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 5th October 2023

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability and/or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector/work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife Residential Glenrothes

At Aberlour we listen to understand what our young people want and need within our local area. As such, our service in Glenrothes supports young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live and thrive within the local community.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for someone who is passionate about ensuring our young people live their best lives and are valued members of their community. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role. We are looking for someone who will contribute to the leadership, management and development of services for children, young people and their families in line with agreed objectives and assist with service review and evaluation.

You will have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability and/or autism in a community or residential setting and understand the impact of disability on inclusion. You are required to meet the qualifications requirement for this post which is at SCQF Level 8 (e.g. SVQ Level 4). This post requires you to register with the Scottish Social Services Council as a Residential Child Care Worker with Supervisory Responsibilities.

There is an expectation that you will split your hours between management time, and being on shift, offering direct support to the young people as part of our 4 week rolling residential rota, which includes evenings, weekends, nights and public holidays. There is also the requirement to undertake the occasional sleep over.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Family Support Worker - Glasgow Early Intervention Service

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,603 – £29,687
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 28th September 2023

Do you want to make a difference to our children and young people?

Do you believe that every one of Scotland’s children and young people deserve the chance to flourish?

If so, this is the post for YOU!

About Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service Glasgow…

Our Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service, based in Glasgow will work in partnership with children and young people (aged 12 years and under) and their families to develop relationship-based, strengths-focused whole family support.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit Family Support Worker’s to the following contracts:

- 37.5 hours per week (2 posts)(Maternity Cover)

- 32.5 hours per week (2 posts)

- 18 hours per week

Further details on the above posts can be found at jobs.aberlour.org.uk. This service is currently only funded until June 2024 however we are actively seeking further funding for this service.

As a Family Support Worker you will develop a person-centred working relationship with your families, based on a model of ‘VOICE, VALIDATION and HOPE’. As a Family Support Worker, you will work directly with families to build on their existing strengths and interests, help children and families build skills and confidence and strengthen community connections. Our ambition is to help children, young people and families feel safe, confident, capable, and included, offering support when it is needed, including evenings and weekends. We believe in working alongside families, empowering them to lead positive change in their own lives in a variety of settings including family homes, schools, and within the community in line with Covid guidance and safe working practices.

We are looking for candidates who are experienced in working alongside vulnerable families to assess strengths and needs as well as plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and strategies which enable families to thrive. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues and of working with children, young people and parents/carers affected by domestic abuse, mental health and/or substance misuse. You must share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

Ideally you will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, together with relevant experience of working directly with children or young people and their families.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, and collaborative approach which recognises strengths and responds empathically to the needs of children, young people, and their families – this will include early mornings, evenings, and weekend work.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Community Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • South Ayrshire
  • Closing 28th September 2023

“Aberlour has helped me to “learn how to be a Mum again, how to listen and regulate my emotions and support my children to do the same.” - Parent

About Aberlour Family Service South Ayrshire

Aberlour Family Service works alongside families and local partners across South Ayrshire, to deliver relationship based Whole Family Support for families where mum or dad may have a learning need and\or poor mental health with children who are aged between 0 – 16 years. We also work with families, mum and dads who have had children permanently removed from their care.

You will build up relationships with families facing disadvantage and work together with them to assess their strengths and needs and deliver an agreed family plan and emotional support. You will work individually and in groups to strengthen health and wellbeing building esteem, skills, confidence and supporting recovery.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for a kind, committed and experienced individual to join our team.

You will have experience in working alongside partner services and families who have often experienced the impact of trauma, poverty and social exclusion. You will have good listening skills and be able to plan, deliver and evaluate a range of family and wellbeing support strategies which help families to their own solutions. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues. Your values should be aligned with The Promise, GIRFEC and UNCRC as well as Aberlour values. You must share our vision that collaborative working, relationship based, strengths focussed early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

You will work 37.5 hours per week, these hours will be planned and worked flexibly Monday–Sunday, 7am-10pm to meet the needs of families we support. This post is currently funded until 31st March 2024, however we will be actively seeking funding to extend this further.

It would be helpful if candidates hold a valid driver’s licence and have use of a car for working hours, the role will cover the whole of South Ayrshire.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Child and Family Worker (fixed term 2 years) - Mother and Child Recovery House

  • Part time
  • £27,616 – £30,818 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 24th September 2023

“I lost my kids a few times they went to foster care and I would have gone to a place like this if I had the chance. This is badly needed. I hid my drug use and people only found out about it when I had my baby and she was in withdrawal. I loved my daughter and would have welcomed something like this.”

A mother who has been supported by Aberlour

About Aberlour’s Mother and Child Recovery House

Aberlour is proud to be working with the Scottish Government to establish a new dedicated Mother and Child Residential Recovery House based in Dundee. Our service will be designed to enable children of women with problematic substance use to stay with mothers during

their recovery. Aberlour’s approach to rehabilitation aims to deliver positive outcomes for women and their children.

We will be supporting families using the Parents Under Pressure (PuP) program which combines psychological principles relating to parenting, child behaviour and parental emotion regulation within a case management model. The program is highly individualized to suit each family. Parents are given their own Parent Workbook. For many parents, this becomes a personal journal of their treatment experience. The overarching aim of the PuP program is to help parents facing adversity develop positive and secure relationships with their children. Within this strength-based approach, the family environment becomes more nurturing and less conflictual.

“Too many women with problem drug and alcohol issues are having their young children taken into care and many other women won’t engage with support agencies for fear of their children being removed. The new houses will improve outcomes for these women and children; reduce deaths of mothers with problem drug use; avoid family breakdown and increase the likelihood of children being cared for by their parents.”

Aberlour Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Child and Family Worker to join our team. You will lead and support the group care planning for the young children resident in the home with their mothers and work alongside the wider care team to provide quality care and support to the children and their mothers, supporting women in their recovery journey.

You will work 30 hours per week, these hours may require weekend and evening work, depending on the service need. Working pattern can be discussed at interview. A 9% unsocial hours allowance is included in the salary to reflect this.

Ideally you will have experience of direct work with vulnerable families to support improved capacity for women and children and of working collaboratively with other professional agencies and a working knowledge of drug/alcohol use and its effects on women and children.

Applicants should hold a relevant professional qualification at least SCQF level 7 or

equivalent knowledge acquired by other means with a willingness to obtain the required qualifications for SSSC Registration.

Individuals with Lived Experience of alcohol or drug use are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions where they will gain experience and training to enhance their knowledge and skills. People with lived experience are vital members of the team delivering this service to the women and children.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Community Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • Sustain Falkirk
  • Closing 19th September 2023

About Aberlour Sustain Falkirk

This service works alongside families, communities and partners to offer caring and responsive support to young people and families. Aberlour Sustain Falkirk delivers the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.

Working with Social Work Services, this innovative and creative Falkirk service focuses on supporting young people aged 12 and above, who may be on the ‘edge of care’ so that they remain living with their family in their local communities.

Our Service works with young people and their families to enhance relationships, build on existing strengths and interests, help build confidence and encourage new community connections. Our aim is to help all families feel safe, confident, capable, and included. Our approach has been developed through consultation with families and partners.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about supporting young people, families and communities, who are flexible and share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for young people and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, compassionate and collaborative approach which responds empathically to the needs of young people and their families. The work will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with young people.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Falkirk area, including family homes, schools and community settings.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Project Worker - Inverness Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

  • Full time
  • £27,616
  • Inverness
  • Closing 21st September 2023

About Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

Aberlour Child Care Trust is leading a Partnership of Highland Council, Barnardo’s Highland Services and Right There to provide practical support care and integration to Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC).

The location for this role is 5 Huntly Place, Inverness, IV3 8HA.

This is a new partnership which focuses on three areas – feeling safe and settling in, support and integration, throughcare aftercare with the aim of improving the lives of children by using a rights-based trauma informed approach.

The service will work in partnership to ensure that the young people have access to education and learning opportunities.

What we are looking for....

We are seeking to recruit a Project Worker to work 37.5 hours per week for a fixed term period to 31st March 2024. You will support the Service Manager in planning support and integrating Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking children into the community. You will engage with the young people helping them to find their way around the community. You will have problem solving abilities to enable them to participate fully in having their needs met and participate in opportunities to develop. You will support the young people to travel independently around the local area and learn to use public transport. You will also support them to pursue their hobbies and interests linking in with community groups and access community facilities. As English will often not be their first language you will work with them to identify their communication needs, adapting your communication style accordingly. You will also liaise with local agencies, developing collaborative professional working relationships working together for the benefit of the children. You will also attend a range of group meetings to discuss the progress of the children and young people.

You must be comfortable working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge – both yourself and other people. We support our staff to be as effective as they can be through dedicated training and supervision. In return our staff act as exceptional role models supporting the children and young people, as well as sharing knowledge and learning with colleagues.

Ideally, you will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, or be willing to work towards this.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their practice. You must be comfortable working in an environment where Aberlour’s values are lived in practice. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Residential Worker – Waken Nights

  • Full time
  • £27,616
  • Sycamore Service – Dunfermline
  • Closing 20th September 2023

About Sycamore Fife

The Aberlour Sycamore Services are based in Fife and are widely recognised in Scotland for providing a range of quality therapeutic residential, education and fostering experiences for some of the most vulnerable young people in the country. The Service is a national resource and as such receives referrals from throughout Scotland.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Residential Worker (Nights) to join our Sycamore Services team in our home in Dunfermline. This role will predominately be to support the night team with the exception of joining Team Meetings, Consultations and Training, where required, during day shift hours. You should be enthusiastic, warm, playful, accepting, curious and empathetic and be able to bring these qualities to your work with children and young people. Our approach is to work in a therapeutic way to support the vulnerable children and young people who live in our residential houses.

Working nights, you will play a crucial role, providing security to the young people if any of them are unable to sleep or become unsettled during the night. This can be particularly difficult for the young people and your ability to adopt a calm and comforting approach is a key skill to help them through these difficult experiences.

You must be comfortable working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. You should be able to work in a nurturing way, enabling the children and young people to feel safe and loved. We are looking for individuals who will help us to achieve our vision, which is to:

• Provide the best option in Scotland for children who require to live in residential care;

• Provide the best life-long learning environment in Scotland which supports children to lead happy and successful lives;

• Be the best place in Scotland for staff to have a fulfilling work experience and to achieve their individual and collective potential.

Through a wide variety of learning and development opportunities we support our staff to be as effective as they can be, equipping them to employ best practice in their work and to be exceptional role models for the children and for staff.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Community Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Closing 20th September 2023

About Sustain Clackmannanshire

Aberlour Child Care Trust has launched a new family outreach service, Aberlour Sustain Clackmannanshire. This service will work alongside families, communities and partners to offer caring and responsive support to young people and families. Aberlour Sustain Clackmannanshire will deliver the support families need, when they need it, every day of the year. The aim of the service is to ensure that children and young people can continue to flourish at home, at school and in their local community.

Working with Social Work Services, this innovative and creative new service focuses on supporting young people aged 0 – 18 years, who may be on the ‘edge of care’ so that they remain living with their family in their local communities.

Our Service works with young people and their families to enhance relationships, build on existing strengths and interests, help build confidence and encourage new community connections. Our aim is to help all families feel safe, confident, capable, and included. Our approach has been developed through consultation with families and partners.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about supporting young people, families and communities, who are flexible and share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for young people and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded. This post is being offered on a Fixed Term 24 months basis.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, compassionate and collaborative approach which responds empathically to the needs of young people and their families. The work will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with children and young people.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Clackmannanshire area, including the office base in Alloa, family homes, schools and community settings.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Domestic Assistant- Mother and Child Recovery House

  • Part time
  • £21,555 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 7th September 2023

“I lost my kids a few times they went to foster care and I would have gone to a place like this if I had the chance. This is badly needed. I hid my drug use and people only found out about it when I had my baby and she was in withdrawal. I loved my daughter and would have welcomed something like this.”

A mother who has been supported by Aberlour

About Aberlour’s Mother and Child Recovery House

Aberlour is proud to be working with the Scottish Government to establish a new dedicated Mother and Child Residential Recovery House based in Dundee. Our service will be designed to enable children of women with problematic substance use to stay with mothers during their recovery. Aberlour’s approach to rehabilitation aims to deliver positive outcomes for women and their children.

“Too many women with problem drug and alcohol issues are having their young children taken into care and many other women won’t engage with support agencies for fear of their children being removed. The new houses will improve outcomes for these women and children; reduce deaths of mothers with problem drug use; avoid family breakdown and increase the likelihood of children being cared for by their parents.”

Aberlour Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Domestic Assistant to become part of our team. This role is to work 15 hours per week and hours can be worked flexibly as discussed with the Service Manager. This role is to support the running of our residential service. It is important that we provide a house which is clean, comfortable and safe for the mothers and their children, staff and visitors to the house and as a Domestic Assistant you would make a key contribution to ensuring that a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness is maintained.

You will be responsible for carrying out a range of domestic duties within the house in accordance with an agreed schedule, including storage of cleaning materials, advising your manager of the requirements and ensuring that all cleaning materials and/or chemicals are stored appropriately and safely. You will be responsible for advising the manager of any repairs required to equipment or to the building.

You will have informal contact with the mothers and their children and as part of the team you respect that you are a role model and respond accordingly. Relevant training and guidance will be provided.

You will ideally have experience of working in a similar role/environment. Individuals with Lived Experience of alcohol or drug use are strongly encouraged to apply to be part of this amazing service. Please note you either have to be two years drug free (including two years free of substitute prescribing) or 2 years free of problematic alcohol use, we’d like to hear from you.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers

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Residential Workers

  • Full time or Part time
  • £27,616 – £30,818
  • Sycamore Fife Residential Children’s house - Kirkcaldy
  • Closing 6th September 2023

About Aberlour Sycamore Children’s Houses

Aberlour Sycamore Services’ vision is to provide warm, loving homes for children where everyone learns, laughs, grows into their future and is treasured always. At any one time, the residential houses within Sycamore require additional support to help to maintain stability and balance within the teams. Sycamore services are widely recognised in Scotland for providing a range of quality therapeutic residential houses for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the country. The Service is a national resource and as such receives referrals from throughout Scotland.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for an individual who can integrate seamlessly into our existing team, working alongside it and relief adults to support excellent service delivery. We are looking for a Residential Workers to work Full Time or part time (20 hours per week). You will have a knowledge and understanding of the importance of attachment, trauma and how this can impact on an individual’s development. At times our children express their distress through their behaviour and the role can be emotionally and physically challenging; we are therefore looking for someone who is resilient, understands that behaviour is a means of communication and is trauma responsive.

You will be skilled in building therapeutic relationships with the children, young people and young adults to enable them to feel safe, loved and cared for.

You must have the ability to quickly build your relationships with the adults within the house. The nature of the role is such that you could be working to cover a shift or longer periods as required, including days and wakened nightshifts and you may also be supporting young people to attend school or participate in other learning programmes. You must therefore be able to quickly adapt to the working environment within each house.

You will be comfortable with working within Aberlour’s culture embracing respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. Demonstration of these qualities will be particularly important in this role given that you will be dipping in and out of the different teams. You must be able to be an exceptional role model for other staff and the young person.

Undertaking the role of Residential Worker will afford you the opportunity to develop and build on a range of transferrable skills which are valued in a range of employment: you will be able to demonstrate excellent flexibility and adaptability with exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to work with different teams and different children, young people and young adults living within our Sycamore Houses.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. At Aberlour we have strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion please phone Kim Sibbald, House Manager on 07730286359

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Young People’s Worker x 3 - Options Borders, St Boswells

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Melrose
  • Closing 3rd September 2023

To find out more about these roles and the work we do at Options Borders, come along to our open evening between 5.30pm and 7.00pm on 31st August at Tesco in Galashiels.

About Aberlour Options Borders

At Aberlour Options Borders we provide a range of support services for young people up to the age of 18 years who have various disabilities. Our aim is to provide families with a short break from their caring role through the provision of high quality child-centred services which provide a positive experience for the young people we work with.

We have a strong reputation for supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. We believe that every child has the right to flourish. Our Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal and emotional care to support children in their daily living and within the local community.

What we are looking for....

We have openings for three Young People’s Workers on a permanent basis. Usual hours would be around 23 per week during term time for 42 weeks of the year and 35 hours per week for 10 weeks of the year (school holidays). Working an average of 25.30 hours per week. Hours are worked between 3pm and 10pm on weekdays (excluding Mon and Tues). Weekends open full time, hours worked between 12pm Friday and 5pm Sunday. Holiday weeks are full time and shifts can be around the clock. You will be part of a residential respite rota which will require you to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. There will be a requirement to do sleepover shifts and these will be paid at £65 per sleepover.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

A Day in the Life of a Young People’s Worker

Our day usually starts around 7.30am with the morning routine. We support our young people to get ready for their day ahead assisting with all aspects of personal hygiene. We then prepare breakfast and medications for each of our young people and organise the day’s activities. We plan mornings out, considering the health and safety requirements for each activity we undertake. After lunch we prepare an in-house activity. This also allows staff to complete daily paperwork such as weekend logs for our young people, updating care plans and review reports etc. In the evening we cook a healthy dinner considering our knowledge of our young peoples’ likes and dislikes and particularly if they have restricted diets.

"Aberlour Options provide a safe, fun and homely environment for respite for our son. He loves going to stay and asks daily when his next visit is" Parent

"Aberlour treat me like part of the family" Young Person

If you have an interest in working with young people we would like to hear from you. Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, an understanding of autism, complex needs and mental health and have the relevant qualifications or will be willing to work towards these.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Workers Options Fife – Residential Glenrothes

  • Full time
  • £27,616
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 3rd September 2023

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife Residential Glenrothes

At Aberlour we listen to understand what our young people want and need within our local area. As such, our services in Glenrothes support young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live and thrive within the local community.

What we are looking for....

As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in our young people’s lives to ensure that they get the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plan. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care; supporting our young people in their daily living and within the local community.

If you have an interest in working with young people, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for three full time Young People’s Workers, to work 37.5 hours per week.

These hours will be worked as part of a 24/7 residential rota, which will include mornings, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. You will also be expected to do sleepovers.

Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example: SVQ3 Care plus an HNC) together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by disability as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Worker (30 hours) - Options Ayshire

  • Part time
  • £27,616 – £30,818 pro-rata
  • Ayrshire
  • Closing 29th August 2023

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Options Ayrshire

Our Service is a busy respite care unit for children and young people with additional support needs, including complex learning and physical disabilities. As well as providing short residential breaks the service offers outreach to families and is also involved in the managing and running of an after school club as well as a busy Easter and Summer play scheme.

Based in a quiet, residential street in Prestwick, our disability support service offers a safe, homely environment for a child to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. During that break, children enjoy a range of fun activities and experiences with our staff who specialise in taking care of children with disabilities. Our service is very much a ‘home from home’ for the children who stay with us there.

What we are looking for...

As a Young People’s Worker you will play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people you work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives, in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal and emotional care. We support young people who have Epilepsy, need personal care and need gastrostomy feeding. Aberlour, in conjunction with NHS, provide all staff with training.

If you have an interest in working with young people, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for a Young People’s Worker to work part time (30 hours per week). These hours will be worked as part of a rolling rota. They will be worked evenings, mornings, weekends and public holidays. You may be expected to work the occasional night shift or sleepover. For more information on shifts please contact John O'Donnell (Service Manager) on 07528970551.

Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, an understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example: SVQ 3 in Care plus an HNC) together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by disability as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their practice.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk. Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities, and under-represented faith and religious groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Young People’s Workers

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Options Fife – Respite and Outreach, Glenrothes
  • Closing 27th August 2023

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife - Respite and Outreach

Options Fife Respite and Outreach provides a range of flexible support through outreach and overnight short breaks at weekends, evenings and school holidays to children and young people with complex learning disabilities and autism. We offer a high-quality child centred service providing positive and enabling experiences for the young people, supporting them through the challenges and complexities that enable them to work towards their individual outcomes and personal goals. We work closely with families and other professionals in providing support tailored around the child’s plan.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit two Young People’s Workers, to work 27.5 hours per week and 24 hours per week (please refer to our terms and conditions document on our website for more details). You will play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people you work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care. We support young people who have epilepsy, need personal care and need gastrostomy feeding. Aberlour, in conjunction with NHS, provides all staff with training.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion for working with young people with disabilities. It is desired but not essential that candidates hold a relevant qualification at an SCQF level 7 or above. Due to SSSC requirements you may be required to gain qualifications after starting with Aberlour.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

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Top job! Service Manager - Perinatal Befriending Service

  • Full time
  • £41,817 – £44,863
  • Forth valley
  • Closing 27th August 2023

About the service …

Our Perinatal Befriending Services operate within Forth Valley and Lothians. We support mothers and mothers-to-be who are struggling with anxiety, depression and isolation in pregnancy and after their baby is born up to baby’s first birthday. Our service in Lothian supports parents of babies born from 34 weeks gestation who have received neonatal care.

We do this by matching mums to our trained Volunteer Befrienders who can support mum in the hospital, community or at home. Our volunteers build trust with mum, offering practical and emotional support to help improve mental health and wellbeing.

What we are looking for...

We are looking for someone who can provide direction and support for the staff teams enabling them to achieve excellent results and manage change in an ever-changing work environment. You will be key in liaising with a range of external partners, with the aim of influencing service provision to meet the needs of parents.

You will oversee the two sites; our Lothian service is currently funded until April 2025 and Forth Valley until April 2024 with extensions anticipated for both. We have been running our perinatal services since 2015.

You will have direct practice experience within the field of family and perinatal support; experience of supporting and managing staff and volunteers; along with knowledge and experience of child protection issues.

You will work within a variety of locations in Forth Valley and Lothian aligned to the needs of the service including office bases, hospital and community settings and working from home. You will also be responsible for managing the day-to-day operation of the service budgets.

Finally, you will have local knowledge of the Lothians and Forth Valley areas and have the ability to engage proactively with partner agencies and maintain positive professional relationships.

Find out more information about the post check out our website to access the job description and person specification.

The work could include some early mornings, evenings or weekends to support our volunteers, and staff operating out of hours.

What we offer...

We pride ourselves on being a value driven organisation. As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Relief Residential Support Worker - Mother and Child Recovery House

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Dundee
  • Closing 27th August 2023

I lost my kids a few times they went to foster care and I would have gone to a place like this if I had the chance. This is badly needed. I hid my drug use and people only found out about it when I had my baby and she was in withdrawal. I loved my daughter and would have welcomed something like this.”

A mother who has been supported by Aberlour

About Aberlour’s Mother and Child Recovery House

Aberlour is proud to be working with the Scottish Government to establish a new dedicated Mother and Child Residential Recovery House based in Dundee. Our service will be designed to enable children of women with problematic substance use to stay with mothers during their recovery. Aberlour’s approach to rehabilitation aims to deliver positive outcomes for women and their children.

We will be supporting families using the Parents Under Pressure (PuP) program which combines psychological principles relating to parenting, child behaviour and parental emotion regulation within a case management model. The program is highly individualized to suit each family. Parents are given their own Parent Workbook. For many parents, this becomes a personal journal of their treatment experience. The overarching aim of the PuP program is to help parents facing adversity develop positive and secure relationships with their children. Within this strength-based approach, the family environment becomes more nurturing and less conflictual.

Too many women with problem drug and alcohol issues are having their young children taken into care and many other women won’t engage with support agencies for fear of their children being removed. The new houses will improve outcomes for these women and children; reduce deaths of mothers with problem drug use; avoid family breakdown and increase the likelihood of children being cared for by their parents.”

Aberlour Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly

What we are looking for....

Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our team. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Availability should be specified on your application form.

Ideally you will have experience of direct work with vulnerable families to support improved capacity for women and children and of working collaboratively with other professional agencies and a working knowledge of drug/alcohol use and its effects on women and children.

Applicants should hold a relevant professional qualification at least SCQF level 7 or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means with a willingness to obtain the required qualifications for SSSC Registration.

Individuals with Lived Experience of alcohol or drug use are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions where they will gain experience and training to enhance their knowledge and skills. People with lived experience are vital members of the team delivering this service to the women and children.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Community Support Practitioner x 2

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,603
  • Family Service South Ayrshire
  • Closing 27th August 2023

“Aberlour has help me to “learn how to be a Mum again, how to listen and regulate my emotions and support my children to do the same.” - Parent

About Aberlour Family Service South Ayrshire

Aberlour Family Service works alongside families and local partners across South Ayrshire, to deliver relationship based Whole Family Support for families where mum or dad may have a learning need and\or poor mental health with children who are aged between 0 – 16 years. We also work with families, mum and dads who have had children permanently removed from their care.

You will build up relationships with families facing disadvantage and work together with them to assess their strengths and needs and deliver an agreed family plan and emotional support. You will work individually and in groups to strengthen health and wellbeing building esteem, skills, confidence and supporting recovery.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for a kind, committed and experienced individual to join our team.

You will have experience in working alongside partner services and families who have often experienced the impact of trauma, poverty and social exclusion. You will have good listening skills and be able to plan, deliver and evaluate a range of family and wellbeing support strategies which help families to their own solutions. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues. Your values should be aligned with The Promise, GIRFEC and UNCRC as well as Aberlour values. You must share our vision that collaborative working, relationship based, strengths focussed early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

We have two roles available, 37.5 hours per week and 22.5 hours per week, these hours will be planned and worked flexibly Monday - Sunday 7am-10pm to meet the needs of families we support. This post is currently funded until 31st March 2024, however we will be actively seeking funding to extend this further.

Candidates must hold a valid driver’s licence and have use of a car for working hours, the role will cover the whole of South Ayrshire.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £30,652
  • Routes Falkirk
  • Closing 27th August 2023

About Aberlour Routes Falkirk

Routes is an evidence-based youth work programme which supports young people aged 12-26 years affected by alcohol or drug use within their family. Routes offers a mix of one-to-one and group support, along with a busy programme of activities and events bringing young people together. There is no time limit to their involvement, allowing trust to develop with workers and other young people, and all support is individually tailored to each young person.

The Routes model engages young people to effect change in their lives, recognising that living with chaos and trauma in your family does not need to lead to poor outcomes. With the right support, young people can take a very different path, and have a positive future.

What we are looking for....

The role of the Lead Practitioner is to play a lead role in mentoring and supporting staff and being a role model, delivering excellence in the services we provide. You will work in partnership with the national Routes Development programme and young people to co-produce a programme of support to improve the well-being and opportunities of young people impacted by family drug and alcohol use.

This role involves being able to demonstrate knowledge of child development, family dynamics and how adult behaviour and lifestyle impacts upon the parenting role. The post holder will also have an understanding of how interventions are expected to benefit young people as well as having an understanding of, and commitment to young people’s rights.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Falkirk area, including family homes, schools and community settings.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

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Community Support Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • Routes Falkirk
  • Closing 24th August 2023

About Aberlour Routes Falkirk

Routes is an evidence-based youth work programme which supports young people aged 12-26 years affected by alcohol or drug use within their family. Routes offers a mix of one-to-one and group support, along with a busy programme of activities and events bringing young people together. There is no time limit to their involvement, allowing trust to develop with workers and other young people, and all support is individually tailored to each young person.

The Routes model engages young people to effect change in their lives, recognising that living with chaos and trauma in your family does not need to lead to poor outcomes. With the right support, young people can take a very different path, and have a positive future.

What we are looking for....

As a Community Support Practitioner, you will offer community-based support to young people through one-to-one and group support, plan and deliver a programme of activities and organise events bringing young people together.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, compassionate and collaborative approach which responds empathically to the needs of young people and their families. The work will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with young people.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Falkirk area, including family homes, schools and community settings.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Relief Residential Workers

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Sycamore Inverness
  • Closing 27th August 2023

About Sycamore Inverness

Our residential service in Inverness is one of two houses that Aberlour runs in the Highlands. Our experienced teams of staff seek to create a comfortable home for the young people where they can grow and flourish, participating in educational and community activities to achieve their goals. The children we support are presently not able to live safely with their own families and many of them have suffered from trauma and loss in their young lives. Working therapeutically with the young people, using a Dyadic Developmental approach, our aim is to help the young people to develop their confidence and self-worth and therefore to maximise their potential and opportunities for living fulfilled and happy lives.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for an exceptional group of relief workers to provide ad hoc cover when staff are on holiday or are off sick. Relief Workers are a vital part of our team, helping to ensure that full cover is available throughout the year and ensuring that our Residential Workers get the essential breaks they need to recharge their batteries and come back to work refreshed and ready to provide the best possible support to the young people.

Work is offered on a casual basis: Relief Workers are not obliged to accept shifts offered and Aberlour is not obliged to offer shifts. In return for taking on this essential role, you will work alongside a dedicated, supportive staff team and be offered valuable training and development opportunities. Of course, if you are a good match for the role there will be the opportunity for you to apply for a substantive role when available.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Top job! Assistant Director – Fife Disability Services

  • Full time
  • £59,268 – £62,764
  • Post can be home based but will require travel with in Fife area
  • Closing 24th August 2023

We are truly ambitious for the young people of Scotland – are you?

If you share our ambition, working for Aberlour could be the most rewarding experience of your life

About Aberlour …

We are a values driven organisation delivering over 40 services supporting children, young people and families. We are one of the largest Children’s Charities in Scotland and have continued to grow year on year. We have never been busier and need the support of a professional who shares our ambitions to develop quality services to reach even more children and families.

We have a vacant post supporting our disability services across Fife including - residential, respite, outreach and housing support.

What we are looking for...

If you are a progressive, motivated professional who knows what it takes to develop new innovative solutions that support young people and the commissioners of services, alongside ensuring sustainability and safeguarding as priorities for all your services, we’d love to hear from you.

You will provide leadership and external management, identify opportunities for growth and work with our business development team to secure income streams to meet the changing needs of vulnerable children, young people and their families.

You will have demonstrable management level experience in the disability sector within the public, private or voluntary sector. You will have direct experience of both management of services and liaison with local government, NHS or alternative funding commissioners. You will also be driven to influence local and national strategy, policy and practice to the benefit of vulnerable people.

You will hold a relevant professional social care or social work qualification at SCQF level 9 or above plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above.

To find out more about the requirements of the role check out our jobs page on our website.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme, life assurance worth 3x salary and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Early Intervention Family Worker, Right Here Right Now

  • Part time
  • £22,520.89 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 4th August 2023

About Right Here Right Now

The service provides bespoke health and wellbeing support to children within their school day. This includes 1:1 provision and group work. Staff utilise a range of resources and tools to meet the identified needs of children they support. Staff can also provide outreach provision to families to support the relationships between school and home. Staff work closely with the school team to ensure the Curriculum for Excellence and National Care Standards are met.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a part-time Early Intervention Family Worker, to work 15 hours per week. You will work in partnership with Dundee City Council schools to ensure the effective implementation of both individual and group programmes of support designed to promote children’s wellbeing and attainment. You will work as part of a small team to plan and implement individual programmes which focus on the child as a whole person and support the child’s overall development.

You will have relevant experience of working with vulnerable children and families. You must also be able to demonstrate knowledge of children’s needs and development and the impact of wider environmental and family factors upon a child’s well-being.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme; including CALM training and Child Protection training. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team to provide a personalised service for our young people.

We also want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Community Support Practitioner - Routes Falkirk

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 23rd July 2023

About Aberlour Routes Falkirk

Routes is an evidence-based youth work programme which supports young people aged 12-26 years affected by alcohol or drug use within their family. Routes offers a mix of one-to-one and group support, along with a busy programme of activities and events bringing young people together. There is no time limit to their involvement, allowing trust to develop with workers and other young people, and all support is individually tailored to each young person.

The Routes model engages young people to effect change in their lives, recognising that living with chaos and trauma in your family does not need to lead to poor outcomes. With the right support, young people can take a very different path, and have a positive future.

What we are looking for....

As a Community Support Practitioner, you will offer community-based support to young people through one-to-one and group support, plan and deliver a programme of activities and organise events bringing young people together.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, compassionate and collaborative approach which responds empathically to the needs of young people and their families. The work will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with young people.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Falkirk area, including family homes, schools and community settings.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour has strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our work. If you are applying for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Worker Options Fife - Lochwood Park

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Fife
  • Closing 18th July 2023

Are you passionate, committed, resilient and have a good sense of person-centred approaches and values?

About Options Fife Lochwood Park

Hi my name is Blaine and I live at Lochwood Park, Kingseat, this is my forever home. I have complex needs, and my home is a safe space for me and my family to spend quality time together. Although I may show behaviours that challenge, my team support me to progress daily; to take small steps that are meaningful to me. Aberlour are looking for a patient and empathetic person to join my small team. These key skills are important for this role.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for a Young People’s Worker who will work 22.5 hours per week. You will work these hours as part of a residential rota, this will include days, evenings, weekends and public holidays. There is also the requirement to undertake occasional sleep overs.

As a Young People’s Worker you will play a fundamental role in ensuring that Blaine will have the best possible experience in working towards his objectives in line with his care plan, supporting him to progress within his individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on Blaine’s progress.

Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care for Blaine.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion with working with young people with disabilities. It is desired but not essential that candidates hold a relevant qualification at an SCQF level 7 or above. Due to SSSC requirements you may be required to gain qualifications after starting with Aberlour.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support, and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

We are also looking for relief workers for this service, please see our website for more details.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Young People’s Worker Options Fife – Residential Glenrothes

  • Full time
  • £25,164 – £28,365
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 18th July 2023

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife Residential Glenrothes

At Aberlour we listen to understand what our young people want and need within our local area. As such, our new services in Glenrothes support young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live and thrive within the local community.

What we are looking for....

As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in our young people’s lives to ensure that they get the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plan. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care; supporting our young people in their daily living and within the local community.

If you have an interest in working with young people, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for a Young People’s Worker to work full time (37.5 hours per week).

These hours will be worked as part of a 24/7 residential rota, which will include mornings, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. You will also be expected to do sleepovers.

Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example: SVQ3 Care plus an HNC) together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by disability as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Residential Worker - Red Squirrel, Auchterhouse

  • Full time
  • £27,616
  • Auchterhouse
  • Closing 26th July 2023

About Sycamore Red Squirrel

Our Red Squirrel House provides a loving, nurturing family home for three children and/young people. Red Squirrel is one of several houses that make up our Sycamore cluster, which is mostly based in Kirkcaldy. Sycamore services are widely recognised in Scotland for providing a range of quality therapeutic residential houses for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the country. The Service is a national resource and as such receives referrals from throughout Scotland.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for full time Residential Workers to join the team in our Red Squirrel house. Working a residential shift pattern you will work closely with the children/young people who live in the house, helping them to overcome the daily challenges they face. Through person-centred approaches you will support the children/young people to develop their lived experience and secure the best outcomes to help them reach their goals. You should be enthusiastic, warm, playful, accepting, curious and empathetic and be able to bring these qualities to your work with children and young people. Our approach is to work in a therapeutic way to support the vulnerable children and young people who live in our residential houses.

You must be comfortable working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. You should be able to work in a nurturing way, enabling the children and young people to feel safe and loved. We are looking for individuals who will help us to achieve our vision, which is to:

• Provide the best option in Scotland for children who require to live in residential care;

• Provide the best life-long learning environment in Scotland which supports children to lead happy and successful lives;

• Be the best place in Scotland for staff to have a fulfilling work experience and to achieve their individual and collective potential.

Through a wide variety of learning and development opportunities we support our staff to be as effective as they can be, equipping them to employ best practice in their work and to be exceptional role models for the children and for staff.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with a competitive salary and allowances, generous annual leave, an excellent pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk. Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities, and under-represented faith and religious groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Young People’s Workers

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Options Fife – Residential Glenrothes
  • Closing 13th July 2023

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife Residential Glenrothes

At Aberlour we listen to understand what our young people want and need within our local area. As such, our services in Glenrothes support young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live and thrive within the local community.

What we are looking for....

As a Young People’s Worker, you will play a fundamental role in our young people’s lives to ensure that they get the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plan. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care; supporting our young people in their daily living and within the local community.

If you have an interest in working with young people, we would like to hear from you. We are looking for two part time Young People’s Workers, to work 35 and 23.75 hours per week.

These hours will be worked as part of a 24/7 residential rota, which will include mornings, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. You will also be expected to do sleepovers.

Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example: SVQ3 Care plus an HNC) together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by disability as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Relief Residential Workers - Sycamore Fort William

  • Part time
  • TBC
  • Fort William
  • Closing 12th July 2023

About Sycamore Fort William

Our residential service in Fort William is one of two houses that Aberlour runs in the Highlands. Our experienced teams of staff seek to create a comfortable home for the young people where they can grow and flourish, participating in educational and community activities to achieve their goals. The children we support are presently not able to live safely with their own families and many of them have suffered from trauma and loss in their young lives. Working therapeutically with the young people, using a Dyadic Developmental approach, our aim is to help the young people to develop their confidence and self-worth and therefore to maximise their potential and opportunities for living fulfilled and happy lives.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for an exceptional group of relief workers to provide ad hoc cover when staff are on holiday or are off sick. Relief Workers are a vital part of our team, helping to ensure that full cover is available throughout the year and ensuring that our Residential Workers get the essential breaks they need to recharge their batteries and come back to work refreshed and ready to provide the best possible support to the young people.

Work is offered on a casual basis: Relief Workers are not obliged to accept shifts offered and Aberlour is not obliged to offer shifts. In return for taking on this essential role, you will work alongside a dedicated, supportive staff team and be offered valuable training and development opportunities. Of course, if you are a good match for the role there will be the opportunity for you to apply for a substantive role when available.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Young People’s Worker – The Anchor Project

  • Part time
  • £26,603 pro-rata
  • Inverness
  • Closing 10th July 2023

About The Anchor Project

The Anchor Highland Cash Back Service is a community-based hub in Inverness, with a targeted, assertive outreach response team focusing on individuals subjected to exploitation aged primarily 13 to 18.

The Anchor Highland Cash Back will focus on three key areas of support:

1. Street Work - engaging with young people through street work, building trusting relationships by identifying needs and providing information and advice. The Anchor Hub building is accessible in evenings and weekends, offering a safe space where young people receive hot food and refreshments.

2. Alternative Space - The Hub offers an alternative space for young people, to reduce numbers congregating in unsafe locations and who risk involvement in anti-social behaviours or becoming targets for criminal/sexual perpetrators. Anchor also provides telephone and text services.

3. A trauma informed, rights based, relational approach - This underpins our work with young people. By listening to them, we promote their strengths and assets and what matters to them and ensure that young people’s needs are identified, and they receive timely, responsive support to reduce the risk of problems escalating and the need for increasing statutory intervention.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for someone with relevant experience of working with young people in the community to join us working 28.5 hours per week. You will be passionate about young people’s rights and helping them secure the best possible outcome. For more information about the role please see the job description and person spec.

The Anchor Highland is part of a wider Highland partnership and therefore the post holder will need to be innovative, an excellent communicator and have the ability to work effectively with partners to meet service outcomes.

The post holder will be required to work evenings and weekends as part of service delivery on a rolling rota. The Hub is closed every Thursday and Sunday. Shifts will start no earlier that 12 noon and end no later than 10.30pm e.g shifts could be 12 to 8 or 3 to 10:30.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

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Young People’s Worker - Options Fife, Respite and Outreach

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 9th July 2023

Do you have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability/and or autism or relevant experience in a similar sector or work environment?

About Aberlour Options Fife - Respite and Outreach

Options Fife Respite and Outreach provides a range of flexible support through outreach and overnight short breaks at weekends, evenings and school holidays to children and young people with complex learning disabilities and autism. We offer a high-quality child centred service providing positive and enabling experiences for the young people, supporting them through the challenges and complexities that enable them to work towards their individual outcomes and personal goals. We work closely with families and other professionals in providing support tailored around the child’s plan.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a part time Young People’s Worker, to work 22.5 hours per week. You will play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people you work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan, supporting children to progress within their individual outcomes. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal, and emotional care. We support young people who have epilepsy, need personal care and need gastrostomy feeding. Aberlour, in conjunction with NHS, provides all staff with training.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion for working with young people with disabilities. It is desired but not essential that candidates hold a relevant qualification at an SCQF level 7 or above. Due to SSSC requirements you may be required to gain qualifications after starting with Aberlour.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity on our website.

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Service Administrator - Mother and Child Recovery House

  • Part time
  • £22,548 – £24,117 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 6th July 2023

“I lost my kids a few times they went to foster care and I would have gone to a place like this if I had the chance. This is badly needed. I hid my drug use and people only found out about it when I had my baby and she was in withdrawal. I loved my daughter and would have welcomed something like this.”

A mother who has been supported by Aberlour

About Aberlour’s Mother and Child Recovery House

Aberlour is proud to be working with the Scottish Government to establish a new dedicated Mother and Child Residential Recovery House based in Dundee. Our service will be designed to enable children of women with problematic substance use to stay with mothers during their recovery. Aberlour’s approach to rehabilitation aims to deliver positive outcomes for women and their children.

“Too many women with problem drug and alcohol issues are having their young children taken into care and many other women won’t engage with support agencies for fear of their children being removed. The new houses will improve outcomes for these women and children; reduce deaths of mothers with problem drug use; avoid family breakdown and increase the likelihood of children being cared for by their parents.”

Aberlour Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit an experienced administrator. You will support the service with general and financial administrative tasks, as well as respond to enquiries via phone and email. You will have administrative experience gained through working within a busy office or social care environment. You will be experienced working with Microsoft Office packages including Excel and be able to create spreadsheets and deal with numerical information. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills.

Hours of work can be worked flexibly.

You will ideally have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or equivalent experience.

Individuals with Lived Experience of alcohol or drug use are strongly encouraged to apply to be part of this amazing service.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Domestic Assistant - Mother and Child Recovery House

  • Part time
  • £21,555 pro-rata
  • Dundee
  • Closing 6th July 2023

“I lost my kids a few times they went to foster care and I would have gone to a place like this if I had the chance. This is badly needed. I hid my drug use and people only found out about it when I had my baby and she was in withdrawal. I loved my daughter and would have welcomed something like this.”

A mother who has been supported by Aberlour

About Aberlour’s Mother and Child Recovery House

Aberlour is proud to be working with the Scottish Government to establish a new dedicated Mother and Child Residential Recovery House based in Dundee. Our service will be designed to enable children of women with problematic substance use to stay with mothers during their recovery. Aberlour’s approach to rehabilitation aims to deliver positive outcomes for women and their children.

“Too many women with problem drug and alcohol issues are having their young children taken into care and many other women won’t engage with support agencies for fear of their children being removed. The new houses will improve outcomes for these women and children; reduce deaths of mothers with problem drug use; avoid family breakdown and increase the likelihood of children being cared for by their parents.”

Aberlour Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit a Domestic Assistant to become part of our team. This role is to work 15 hours per week and hours can be worked flexibly as discussed with the Service Manager. This role is to support the running of our residential service. It is important that we provide a house which is clean, comfortable and safe for the mothers and their children, staff and visitors to the house and as a Domestic Assistant you would make a key contribution to ensuring that a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness is maintained.

You will be responsible for carrying out a range of domestic duties within the house in accordance with an agreed schedule, including storage of cleaning materials, advising your manager of the requirements and ensuring that all cleaning materials and/or chemicals are stored appropriately and safely. You will be responsible for advising the manager of any repairs required to equipment or to the building.

You will have informal contact with the mothers and their children and as part of the team you respect that you are a role model and respond accordingly. Relevant training and guidance will be provided.

You will ideally have experience of working in a similar role/environment. Individuals with Lived Experience of alcohol or drug use are strongly encouraged to apply to be part of this amazing service. Please note you either have to be two years drug free (including two years free of substitute prescribing) or 2 years free of problematic alcohol use, we’d like to hear from you.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Residential Worker Sycamore Fife Residential Children’s house - Dunfermline

  • Part time
  • £27,616 – £30,818 pro-rata
  • Dunfermline
  • Closing 25th June 2023

About Aberlour Sycamore Children’s Houses

Aberlour Sycamore Services’ vision is to provide warm, loving homes for children where everyone learns, laughs, grows into their future and is treasured always. At any one time, the residential houses within Sycamore require additional support to help to maintain stability and balance within the teams. This can be due to short or long term sick leave, adults on annual leave or maybe to provide additional capacity when a house is under pressure, e.g. when welcoming a new child or young person to come and live with us or we are looking to free up adults to focus on a particular area of work. This role is intended to help provide this additional stability/capacity.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for an individual who can integrate seamlessly into our existing team, working alongside it and relief adults to support excellent service delivery. We are looking for a Residential Worker to work part time (30 hours per week). You will have a knowledge and understanding of the importance of attachment, trauma and how this can impact on an individual’s development. At times our children express their distress through their behaviour and the role can be emotionally and physically challenging; we are therefore looking for someone who is resilient, understands that behaviour is a means of communication and is trauma responsive.

You will be skilled in building therapeutic relationships with the children, young people and young adults to enable them to feel safe, loved and cared for.

You must have the ability to quickly build your relationships with the adults within the house. The nature of the role is such that you could be working to cover a shift or longer periods as required, including days and wakened nightshifts and you may also be supporting young people to attend school or participate in other learning programmes. You must therefore be able to quickly adapt to the working environment within each house.

You will be comfortable with working within Aberlour’s culture embracing respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge. Demonstration of these qualities will be particularly important in this role given that you will be dipping in and out of the different teams. You must be able to be an exceptional role model for other staff and the young person.

Undertaking the role of Residential Worker will afford you the opportunity to develop and build on a range of transferrable skills which are valued in a range of employment: you will be able to demonstrate excellent flexibility and adaptability with exceptional interpersonal skills, ability to work with different teams and different children, young people and young adults living within our Sycamore Houses.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. At Aberlour we have strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

For an informal discussion please phone Kerry Watson, House Manager on 07753310967

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Lead Practitioner - Options Aberdeen

  • Full time
  • £31,819
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 25th June 2023

About Options Aberdeen

Our service has been developed in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Grampian Autistic Society and provides a mix of care at home, community and residential short breaks. Our exciting programme enables children with complex disabilities to have new experiences and make new friends. At the same time, their families are enabled to have a crucial break to recharge and refresh their batteries enabling them to maintain the high level of support their children need when they return home from their short break. The Hub also provides holistic family support through a menu of services that support and complement direct support offered to children and young people. Working with the children is not a ‘quick fix’ but a long-term endeavour supporting them to make small incremental change that over time becomes significant. The role is challenging but also immensely rewarding.

What we are looking for....

Are you committed to delivering best practice to support children and young people with complex needs?

Are you ready to use your experience and skill to shape practice in delivering quality services to children and young people?

Do you feel excited about the opportunity to take your first step towards a management position?

If so, this is a great opportunity for you.

We are looking to recruit a Lead Practitioner working a range of shifts including evenings, weekends and sleepovers in a residential child care setting. You will have the confidence to guide and direct the provision of care to the children and young people in the service. You will play a pivotal role, working in partnership with parents and families to meet the emotional and physical needs of children and young people with complex disabilities.

When on shift, you will play a lead role, mentoring and supporting staff and being a role model, delivering excellence in the services we provide. You will assist in assessing, planning and delivering services, taking responsibility for ensuring that assessment and interventions are prepared, monitored and evaluated in line with the children’s and young people’s goals.

Engaging positively with children, young people and families you will plan and implement appropriate support for the children and young people. Sensitive and accurate reporting is a key responsibility and so you will have good written communication skills and the ability to learn how to use effectively, Aberlour’s recording system: Dynamics.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. At Aberlour we have strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

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Young People’s Workers (Disability)

  • Full time
  • £27,616 – £30,818
  • Options Aberdeen
  • Closing 25th June 2023

‘The best thing about working at Options Aberdeen is knowing what a difference your work has made for the children and the families that we support’

About Options Aberdeen

Our service has been developed in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Grampian Autistic Society and provides a mix of care at home, community and residential short breaks. Our exciting programme enables children with complex disabilities to have new experiences and make new friends. At the same time, their families are enabled to have a crucial break to recharge and refresh their batteries enabling them to maintain the high level of support their children need when they return home from their short break. The Hub also provides holistic family support through a menu of services that support and complement direct support offered to children and young people. Working with the children is not a ‘quick fix’ but a long term endeavour supporting them to make small incremental change that over time becomes significant. The role is challenging but also immensely rewarding.

“Aberlour Options Aberdeen for us has been a godsend. Our lives have changed at home. They listen to your views and try and help with whatever is the problem.” Parent.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for two Full Time Young People’s Workers who, ideally, can bring their own experience and skills to complement those of our team. Full Time - Working 5 days out of 7, shifts over a 24 hour period 7 days per week, including sleepovers, evenings and alternate weekends. You will be enthusiastic, motivated and a caring individual who will contribute to the development of care and support plans, working in a child centred outcomes focused manner to ensure that children, young people and their families get the most out of their service. You will work closely with internal and external colleagues in a multi-agency approach to ensure that the holistic needs of children, young people and families are central to service provision. We are particularly looking for workers who have health care experience, knowledge and skills to support children and young people with complex health needs within their own homes.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about supporting young people, families and communities, who are flexible and share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for young people and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. At Aberlour we have strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

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Family Support Worker - Glasgow Early Intervention Service

  • Full time
  • £26,603 – £29,687
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 22nd June 2023

Do you want to make a difference to our children and young people?

Do you believe that every one of Scotland’s children and young people deserve the chance to flourish?

If so, this is the post for YOU!

About Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service Glasgow…

Our new Aberlour Early Intervention Family Support Service, based in Glasgow will work in partnership with children and young people (aged 12 years and under) and their families to develop relationship-based, strengths-focused whole family support.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit one Family Support Worker, working 32.5 hours per week, until June 2024. As a Family Support Worker you will develop a person-centred working relationship with your families, based on a model of ‘VOICE, VALIDATION and HOPE’. As a Family Support Worker, you will work directly with families to build on their existing strengths and interests, help children and families build skills and confidence and strengthen community connections. Our ambition is to help children, young people and families feel safe, confident, capable, and included, offering support when it is needed, including evenings and weekends. We believe in working alongside families, empowering them to lead positive change in their own lives in a variety of settings including family homes, schools, and within the community in line with Covid guidance and safe working practices.

We are looking for candidates who are experienced in working alongside vulnerable families to assess strengths and needs as well as plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and strategies which enable families to thrive. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues and of working with children, young people and parents/carers affected by domestic abuse, mental health and/or substance misuse. You must share our vision that collaborative working and relationship based early intervention is the best option for children and families who are feeling overwhelmed or excluded.

Ideally you will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above, together with relevant experience of working directly with children or young people and their families.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, and collaborative approach which recognises strengths and responds empathically to the needs of children, young people, and their families – this will include early mornings, evenings, and weekend work.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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I lost my kids a few times they went to foster care and I would have gone to a place like this if I had the chance. This is badly needed. I hid my drug use and people only found out about it when I had my baby and she was in withdrawal. I loved my daughter and would have welcomed something like this.” A mother who has been supported by Aberlour

About Aberlour’s Mother and Child Recovery House

Aberlour is proud to be working with the Scottish Government to establish a new dedicated Mother and Child Residential Recovery House based in Dundee. Our service will be designed to enable children of women with problematic substance use to stay with mothers during their recovery. Aberlour’s approach to rehabilitation aims to deliver positive outcomes for women and their children.

We will be supporting families using the Parents Under Pressure (PuP) program which combines psychological principles relating to parenting, child behaviour and parental emotion regulation within a case management model. The program is highly individualized to suit each family. Parents are given their own Parent Workbook. For many parents, this becomes a personal journal of their treatment experience. The overarching aim of the PuP program is to help parents facing adversity develop positive and secure relationships with their children. Within this strength-based approach, the family environment becomes more nurturing and less conflictual.

Too many women with problem drug and alcohol issues are having their young children taken into care and many other women won’t engage with support agencies for fear of their children being removed. The new houses will improve outcomes for these women and children; reduce deaths of mothers with problem drug use; avoid family breakdown and increase the likelihood of children being cared for by their parents.” Aberlour Chief Executive SallyAnn Kelly

What we are looking for....

Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our team. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Availability should be specified on your application form.

Ideally you will have experience of direct work with vulnerable families to support improved capacity for women and children and of working collaboratively with other professional agencies and a working knowledge of drug/alcohol use and its effects on women and children.

Applicants should hold a relevant professional qualification at least SCQF level 7 or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means with a willingness to obtain the required qualifications for SSSC Registration.

Individuals with Lived Experience of alcohol or drug use are strongly encouraged to apply for these positions where they will gain experience and training to enhance their knowledge and skills. People with lived experience are vital members of the team delivering this service to the women and children.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Service Administrator

  • Part time
  • £22,548 – £24,117 pro-rata
  • Dunfermline
  • Closing 13th June 2023

The best thing about working for Aberlour is knowing that young people are being enabled to achieve positive changes in their lives

About Sycamore and the role…

The Aberlour Sycamore Services are based across Fife and are widely recognised in Scotland for providing quality therapeutic residential and education services for some of the most vulnerable young people in Scotland.

Each home requires a range of staff to provide a safe and loving environment for the young people living there. Our Service Administrators are a key role helping staff and managers navigate IT systems, keep basic suppliers in order, provide general day to day administrative support, oversee petty cash and assist with pulling together information for reports and meetings.

Hours of work can be worked flexibly across Monday to Friday.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for an experienced administrator with excellent communication and organisational skills. You will be comfortable working with Microsoft Office packages and ideally have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or equivalent knowledge gained through work experience.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their work.

What we offer...

We want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent defined contribution pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. We also operate a Cycle to Work Scheme.

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Young People’s Worker - Alternative Routes #Cashback

  • Part time
  • £26,603 pro-rata
  • Dumfries or Stranraer
  • Closing 13th June 2023

About Alternative Routes #Cashback

Our new service, funded by Cash Back for Communities, will work in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council and other community partners to provide alternative routes to young people aged 10 to 25 who are involved with or at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system. Our service will take a whole system approach and provide support through street work and group sessions within our community hubs in Dumfries, Annan and Stranraer. We will follow a whole family, whole community approach to ensure our young people and have increased opportunities to achieve their goals

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit 2 Young People’s Workers to join our new Alternative Routes #Cashback Service who will work 30 hours per week based in either Dumfries or Stranraer. These hours will be worked in line with the needs of the families and young people we will be supporting and will include evenings, weekends and public holidays. These posts are currently funded for 3 years by CashBack for Communities.

We are looking for someone to join our team in who is passionate about supporting children and young people to secure the best possible outcomes as they live and grow within their communities. Our aim is to ensure that children, young people and families are supported to build on their strengths, assets and interests to develop enduring capacity and resilience. Applicants should be enthusiastic, energetic and committed and, working in a culture based on respect, integrity, innovation and the ability to challenge.

You will bring a fresh and collaborative approach and, in discussion with the management team be willing to try new approaches to ensure strong and trusting relationships are developed with families and stakeholders.

You will have relevant experience and a sound knowledge of working with young people and families within communities, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with children and young people with trauma. You will recognise the diversity of communities, how approaches differ in localities and how we adapt our approach to these changing environments. You will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Assistant Service Manager - Alternative Routes #Cashback

  • Part time
  • £34,401 pro-rata
  • Dumfries or Stranraer
  • Closing 13th June 2023

About Alternative Routes #Cashback

Our new service, funded by Cash Back for Communities, will work in partnership with Dumfries & Galloway Council and other community partners to provide alternative routes to young people aged 10 to 25 who are involved with or at risk of becoming involved with the criminal justice system. Our service will take a whole system approach and provide support through street work and group sessions within our community hubs in Dumfries, Annan and Stranraer. We will follow a whole family, whole community approach to ensure our young people and have increased opportunities to achieve their goals.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Service Manager to join our new Alternative Routes #Cashback Service who will work 30 hours per week in either Dumfries or Stranraer. This post is offered on a fixed term basis for 3 years and is funded by CashBack for Communities. We are looking for someone who is passionate about ensuring our young people live their best lives and have opportunities to develop and grow. We are looking for someone who will contribute to the leadership, management and development of the service for children, young people and their families in line with agreed objectives and assist with service review and evaluation. You will hold a caseload and work alongside families, empowering them to lead positive change in their own lives.

We are looking for candidates who are experienced in working alongside vulnerable families to assess strengths and needs as well as plan, deliver and evaluate interventions and strategies which enable families to thrive. You will have experience of child and adult protection issues. You Ideally you will hold a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 8 or above, together with relevant experience of working directly with children or young people and their families.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Service Administrator

  • Part time
  • £20,298 pro-rata
  • Based in Dumfries
  • Closing 13th June 2023

About Aberlour, Dumfries & Galloway

Aberlour delivers a number of services supporting children, young people and their families across the Dumfries and Galloway area.

  • We help parents and children who are struggling to cope. The families we work with may be affected by a range of issues, which could include drug and alcohol use in the family. We work with whole families as well as children on their own and will work with children from birth.
  • We support families following the release of a family member who has been in prison, helping to ease the process of integrating back into the family home.
  • We help children and young people (aged 11-18) who need extra help with education. We support children with challenging behaviour and give young people a trusted person they can talk to, as well as someone who can support them with their learning.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for an experienced administrator to support the service with general and financial administrative tasks, for 16 hours per week, worked flexibly during office hours, fully office based.

  • You will have excellent communication and organisational skills and be comfortable working with Microsoft Office packages.
  • You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or equivalent experience.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Fostering Recruitment Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • Stirling, Highland and Fife area’s with hybrid working
  • Closing 7th June 2023

We believe that every child has the right to live in a family where they get the care. support and encouragement they need to flourish.

About Aberlour Fostering

Aberlour Fostering has an excellent reputation for caring for vulnerable and neglected children. We believe we can only do that by recruiting the right people to be foster carers and we believe it’s important to support our foster carers and prospective foster carers as much as we can. The recruitment process for foster carers takes a long time and this can be disheartening for those who have applied and are waiting for a decision. Part of our role is to link with prospective foster carers, providing them with full information and encouragement during this lengthy process. You would also support and attend virtual and live events to provide prospective foster carers with detailed information about the recruitment process and fostering in general. This may include some evening and weekend work. Also following up with attendees to encourage them to enter and progress through the recruitment process.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for a Fostering Recruitment Officer to actively recruit new foster carers. The postholder needs to be able to set up Recruitment events throughout Scotland or online and to speak authoritatively to groups of individuals who attend the events about Aberlour as the organisation of choice as a fostering agency and about the role of foster carers and the recruitment process. You will respond to enquiries through telephone, email, live chat, webform and social media. Using clearly defined criteria you would screen applicants for their current eligibility to be foster carers. You would encourage communication with existing foster carers and support our current pool of Aberlour foster carers. You would also support the Service Manager and Marketing Team in developing and delivering the Fostering marketing plan. Accurate records are crucial and you must be proficient at data entry and record keeping and able to produce reports in a format agreed with your manager. Linking with the fostering team you would ensure that the advice you provide is current, appropriate and up to date.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the job, please do not hesitate to contact Kerryanne Duffin (Service Manager) on 07815839567

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Top job! Director of Children and Families

  • Full time
  • £71,444 – £76,793
  • Stirling or Glasgow
  • Closing 12th June 2023

Aberlour Child Care Trust (“Aberlour”) currently supports disadvantaged children, young people and families to have a brighter future throughout Scotland. Giving children an equal chance and the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do.

With ambitious growth plans we acknowledge that, as an organisation, we need to be nimbler and embrace change and innovation. Working collaboratively with colleagues across the organisation to deliver operational efficiencies and enable the growth of our services to support more children and families earlier, our new Director of Children and Families will be pivotal to the sustainability, reputation, success and future of Aberlour.

With strategic and operational responsibility for all Children and Families Services you will focus on ensuring: regulatory compliance; continuous practice improvement and excellence; effective people, risk and financial management; the growth and development of new services and the maintenance and sustainability of existing services.

As an informed and authoritative voice on social policy affecting children and families in Scotland at both a national and local level you will develop and embed a culture of continuous improvement whilst also further raising the profile of Aberlour and the voices of the children, young people and families we support, building on our reputation as a trusted provider of high-quality services.

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Relief Child and Family Support Worker

  • Part time
  • TBC
  • Family Support Centre, Langlees
  • Closing 9th June 2023

About Family Support Centre, Langlees.

Aberlour Family Support Centre - Langlees works in partnership with the local community by providing a range of services which promote, positively support and strengthen the capacity of children and families to reach their full potential.

What we are looking for

Our relief workers play a crucial role in supporting our team. This work is offered on a casual, hourly paid basis to provide cover during staff absence and/or particularly busy periods. Availability should be specified on your application form. Ideally, you will have experience of direct work with children and families.

You will have the necessary skills and experience to enhance the development of under 3’s in an early years, community based setting. Experience of working alongside Health, Education and Social Work colleagues to improve life chances for children and families will be beneficial to this position.

Ideally you will have a working knowledge and understanding of the key stages of a child’s development, including early brain development up to the age of 3, the impact of family circumstances on children’s well-being and child protection issues.

You will be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council or be working towards the required qualification for registration.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidateshere.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here

What we offer...

You will receive a planned and supported induction consisting of a varied training programme, including Child Protection. You will be working alongside a highly motivated and skilled team. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here.

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Lead Practitioner

  • Full time
  • £30,652
  • Routes Falkirk
  • Closing 29th May 2023

Come along to our open evening being held within Tesco Café, Central Retail Park, Falkirk on Thursday 18th May 5.15 – 7.00pm.

About Aberlour Routes Falkirk

Routes is an evidence-based youth work programme which supports young people aged 12-26 years affected by alcohol or drug use within their family. Routes offers a mix of one-to-one and group support, along with a busy programme of activities and events bringing young people together. There is no time limit to their involvement, allowing trust to develop with workers and other young people, and all support is individually tailored to each young person.

The Routes model engages young people to effect change in their lives, recognising that living with chaos and trauma in your family does not need to lead to poor outcomes. With the right support, young people can take a very different path, and have a positive future.

What we are looking for....

The role of the Lead Practitioner is to play a lead role in mentoring and supporting staff and being a role model, delivering excellence in the services we provide. You will work in partnership with the national Routes Development programme and young people to co-produce a programme of support to improve the well-being and opportunities of young people impacted by family drug and alcohol use.

This role involves being able to demonstrate knowledge of child development, family dynamics and how adult behaviour and lifestyle impacts upon the parenting role. The post holder will also have an understanding of how interventions are expected to benefit young people as well as having an understanding of, and commitment to young people’s rights.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Falkirk area, including family homes, schools and community settings.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour has strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our work. If you are applying for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

We also follow data protection guidelines - privacy policy.

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Community Support Practitioner x 2

  • Full time
  • £26,603
  • Routes Falkirk
  • Closing 29th May 2023

Come along to our open evening being held within Tesco Café, Central Retail Park, Falkirk on Thursday 18th May 5.15 – 7.00pm.

About Aberlour Routes Falkirk

Routes is an evidence-based youth work programme which supports young people aged 12-26 years affected by alcohol or drug use within their family. Routes offers a mix of one-to-one and group support, along with a busy programme of activities and events bringing young people together. There is no time limit to their involvement, allowing trust to develop with workers and other young people, and all support is individually tailored to each young person.

The Routes model engages young people to effect change in their lives, recognising that living with chaos and trauma in your family does not need to lead to poor outcomes. With the right support, young people can take a very different path, and have a positive future.

What we are looking for....

As a Community Support Practitioner, you will offer community-based support to young people through one-to-one and group support, plan and deliver a programme of activities and organise events bringing young people together.

Not afraid to test new ways of working, you will bring a fresh, caring, compassionate and collaborative approach which responds empathically to the needs of young people and their families. The work will include early mornings, evenings and weekends. You will have experience of direct practice within this field of work, including child/adult protection issues as well as having experience of working with young people.

You will work within a variety of locations in the Falkirk area, including family homes, schools and community settings.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour has strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our work. If you are applying for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

We also follow data protection guidelines -privacy policy.

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Service Administrator - Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children

  • Part time
  • £22,548 pro-rata
  • Inverness, Highlands
  • Closing 11th June 2023

About Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC)

Aberlour. Child Care Trust is leading a Partnership of Highland Council, Barnardos Highland Services and Right There to provide practical support care and integration to Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC).

This is a new partnership which focuses on three areas – feeling safe and settling in, support and integration, throughcare aftercare with the aim of improving the lives of children by using a rights-based trauma informed approach.

The service will work in partnership to ensure that the young people have access to education and learning opportunities.

What we are looking for....

As the Service Administrator you will work directly to the Admissions and Programmes Manager providing comprehensive day to day administrative support for the service.

You should be organised, used to working in a busy office environment and possess the skills to deliver a full administration service including reception duties, co-ordinating meetings, mail and maintaining manual and electronic storage and retrieval systems. You will also coordinate building and equipment needs as required in consultation with your manager.

An important part of the role is to provide financial administration for the service, supported by the Senior Finance Officer. You must be able to work with high levels of accuracy in recording and inputting data and in providing regular management information, in an agreed format and also responding to ad hoc requests as required.

You must have excellent IT skills, and experience of using the range of Microsoft Office tools on a daily basis: Word, Excel, Outlook etc.

You will be proficient in using Microsoft Word such as to enable you to support the production of a range of reports. As you will often be the first point of contact within the service for a range of social care, education and other professionals you will need to have strong verbal communication skills.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour’s values are critical and drive everything we do. We will be looking for someone who can demonstrate how Aberlour’s values of Respect, Innovation, Integrity and Challenge will be visible in their practice. You must be comfortable working in an environment where Aberlour’s values are lived in practice.

For an informal discussion about the post we would encourage you to phone

Rhonda Wilson, Head of Admissions and Programmes on 07715 238337.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Multi-Disciplinary Training Officer - Futures Aberdeen

  • Part time
  • £32,150 pro-rata
  • Aberdeen
  • Closing 29th May 2023

About Futures Aberdeen

Aberlour Futures is an SVQ Training and Assessment Centre with an excellent reputation, earned over 20 years, for delivering high quality vocational education and training for the Early Learning and Child Care workforce in Aberdeen City and Shire. Aberlour Futures are commissioned by Aberdeen City Council to provide a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Training Programme for all staff in the NHS, Police, Education, Social Work, Early Learning and Childcare services. This Training Programme equips them to deliver their responsibilities in line with legislation and guidance relating to Getting it Right for Every Child and safeguarding children and young people.

What we are looking for....

Working 30 hours per week, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, confident and experienced practitioner with demonstrable experience of children’s services and multi-agency working. You will be required to work collaboratively to provide a professional learning programme across key areas of practice in GIRFEC and safeguarding children and young people. This post is being offered on a Fixed Term basis until 30th June 2024, at present, Aberdeen City Council intend to continue the contract beyond June 2024.

You should be a great communicator and confident trainer with experience in delivering training to support the CPL needs of staff in your sector.

You should be able to work flexibly as some courses are delivered at different times in different locally based venues throughout Aberdeen City as well as online.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour has strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our work. If you are applying for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

We also follow data protection guidelines -privacy policy.

For an informal chat about this role please contact Service Manager, Susan Greig on 07772226588

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Service Manager

  • Full time
  • £41,817
  • Options Borders
  • Closing 28th May 2023

About Aberlour Options Borders

Our service offers an exciting range of short break residential and non-residential services for children and young people living in the Scottish Borders who have a significant learning and/or physical disability.

Support includes residential short breaks, outreach within the local community and summer holiday activity clubs. This service not only provides families with a short break and time to ‘recharge’, but it brings together children with significant learning disabilities living within the Scottish Borders Council area. It offers them a programme of activities which are fun, stimulating and safe, creating an opportunity for them to make friends and pursue leisure activities out with the school and family environment.

What we are looking for....

As Service Manager you will lead, manage and develop services for children, young people and families in line with service objectives and Aberlour’s strategic planning framework. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of the service, working collaboratively with families, community partners and our Local Authority colleagues. You will have relevant experience of working with children and young people with a disability in a community or residential setting. An understanding of the impact of disability on social inclusion is an essential requirement.

You will have demonstrable experience of empowering, working and engaging with young people and their families to achieve positive outcomes. You will have previous management experience, preferably within a residential childcare setting, with an ability to motivate, support, develop and supervise others. You must possess effective planning and organisational skills.

As part of a small team, you will ensure that the highest level of physical and emotional care is provided to the children and young people. Applicants will have an understanding and commitment to children with a learning disability. You will ensure that all workers understand and meet their obligations to protect and promote the welfare and comfort of the children and young people. You have a key responsibility to secure and maintain

safeguarding at all times.To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employeesclick here

You will have a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 9 or above, plus a management qualification at SCQF level 8 or above, or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means. You are required to be registered with the SSSC and hold or be willing to work towards relevant professional qualifications to meet SSSC registration requirements.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. Aberlour has strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our work. If you are applying for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Relief Residential Workers - Sycamore Inverness

  • Part time
  • Sessional
  • Inverness
  • Closing 4th June 2023

About Sycamore Inverness

Our residential service in Inverness is one of two houses that Aberlour runs in the Highlands. Our experienced teams of staff seek to create a comfortable home for the young people where they can grow and flourish, participating in educational and community activities to achieve their goals. The children we support are presently not able to live safely with their own families and many of them have suffered from trauma and loss in their young lives. Working therapeutically with the young people, using a Dyadic Developmental approach, our aim is to help the young people to develop their confidence and self-worth and therefore to maximise their potential and opportunities for living fulfilled and happy lives.

What we are looking for....

We are looking for an exceptional group of relief workers to provide ad hoc cover when staff are on holiday or are off sick. Relief Workers are a vital part of our team, helping to ensure that full cover is available throughout the year and ensuring that our Residential Workers get the essential breaks they need to recharge their batteries and come back to work refreshed and ready to provide the best possible support to the young people.Work is offered on a casual basis: Relief Workers are not obliged to accept shifts offered and Aberlour is not obliged to offer shifts. In return for taking on this essential role, you will work alongside a dedicated, supportive staff team and be offered valuable training and development opportunities. Of course, if you are a good match for the role there will be the opportunity for you to apply for a substantive role when available.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.Aberlour have strong values - Respect, Integrity, Innovation and Challenging - which influence our everyday work. If you choose to apply for this role please tell us about your values in your supporting statement.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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Young People’s Workers - Options Borders, St Boswells

  • Part time
  • £27,616 pro-rata
  • St Boswells
  • Closing 14th May 2023

Young People’s Worker x 3 23 hours per week

Young People’s Worker – Nights x 2 15-30 hours per week

About Aberlour Options Borders

At Aberlour Options Borders we provide a range of support services for young people up to the age of 18 years who have various disabilities. Our aim is to provide families with a short break from their caring role through the provision of high quality child-centred services which provide a positive experience for the young people we work with.

We have a strong reputation for supporting young people with high levels of complex needs, supporting them to grow, learn and maximise their potential. We believe that every child has the right to flourish. Our Young People’s Workers play a fundamental role in ensuring that the young people they work with have the best possible experience in working towards their objectives in line with their care plan. Whilst not without its challenges and demands, this is a highly rewarding role, where the work we do has a demonstrable impact on each young person's progress. Using a person-centred approach you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical, personal and emotional care to support children in their daily living and within the local community.

What we are looking for....

We have openings for three Young People’s Workers on a permanent basis. Usual hours would be around 23 per week during term time for 42 weeks of the year and 35 hours per week for 10 weeks of the year (school holidays). Working an average of 25.30 hours per week. Hours are worked between 3pm and 10pm on weekdays (excluding Mon and Tues). Weekends open full time, hours worked between 12pm Friday and 5pm Sunday. Holiday weeks are full time and shifts can be around the clock. You will be part of a residential respite rota which will require you to work days, evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays. There will be a requirement to do sleepover shifts and these will be paid at £60 per sleepover.

We also have openings for two Young People’s Workers - Nights on a permanent basis. Usual hours would be around 15-30 per week during term time for 42 weeks of the year and 35 hours per week for 10 weeks of the year (school holidays). Working an average of 18.8 - 30.96 hours per week. This could be 4 nights one week (wed-Sat) and 2 nights the next week (Fri-sat) on rotation or a combination within a job share. During school holidays this would work out at 3 nights one week and 4 the next on rotation. Hours are 10pm-8am.

Find out more information on what we are looking for in candidates here.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees click here

A Day in the Life of a Young People’s Worker

Our day usually starts around 7.30am with the morning routine. We support our young people to get ready for their day ahead assisting with all aspects of personal hygiene. We then prepare breakfast and medications for each of our young people and organise the day’s activities. We plan mornings out, considering the health and safety requirements for each activity we undertake. After lunch we prepare an in-house activity. This also allows staff to complete daily paperwork such as weekend logs for our young people, updating care plans and review reports etc. In the evening we

cook a healthy dinner considering our knowledge of our young peoples’ likes and dislikes and particularly if they have restricted diets.

"Aberlour Options provide a safe, fun and homely environment for respite for our son. He loves going to stay and asks daily when his next visit is" Parent

"Aberlour treat me like part of the family" Young Person

If you have an interest in working with young people we would like to hear from you. Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, an understanding of autism, complex needs and mental health and have the relevant qualifications or will be willing to work towards these.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers. Find out more about our Employee Benefits and our commitment to Equality and Diversity here requirements.

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Young People’s Worker - Options Fife Glenrothes Housing Support

  • Full time
  • £27,616 – £30,818
  • Glenrothes
  • Closing 14th May 2023

About Options Fife Housing Support

At Aberlour we listen to understand what our young people want and need within our local area. Our Options Fife Housing Support service in Glenrothes supports young people with learning disabilities and/or autism to live and thrive within the local community.

This service will be home to 4 young people aged 16 plus who will all have their own individual flat. Our rota has been drafted to suit the needs of the young people.

What we are looking for....

As a Young People’s Worker you will play a fundamental role in our young people’s lives to ensure that they get the best possible experience whilst working towards goals in their care plan. Using a person-centred approach, you will provide enabling support ensuring the highest level of physical and emotional care, supporting our young people in their daily living and within the local community.

If you have an interest in working with young people, we would like to hear from you. Ideally, candidates will have social care experience, understanding of autism, complex needs and disability. You will hold, or be willing to work towards, a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 7 or above (for example: SVQ3 Care plus an HNC) together with relevant experience of working with children or young people. You must also be able to demonstrate awareness of the key elements of working with people affected by disability as well as an understanding of, and commitment to, young people’s rights.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to

join our team. To have a look at our values to understand more about what we are looking for from our employees please see our website for further information.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

Please go to our website aberlour.org.uk/jobs where you can apply online. If you have any queries please e-mail: jobs@aberlour.org.uk. Applications are welcome from diverse ethnic minority and cultural communities, and under-represented faith and religious groups.

Aberlour is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all our service users and uses a thorough and rigorous recruitment and selection process including PVG Scheme checks to ensure this commitment is not compromised.

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Guardian (Glasgow) x2

  • Full time
  • £30,652 – £32,840
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 15th May 2023

Aberlour Guardianship Service

About Aberlour Guardianship Service

Aberlour Guardianship Service supports unaccompanied asylum seeking and trafficked children and young people, who arrive in Scotland without their parents. The children and young people we help in the Scottish Guardianship Service have been through unimaginable traumas. Now, they must they cope with being apart from their families in a strange, new country. They face language and cultural barriers and the welfare and immigration system is very complicated and it can be difficult for them to understand.

We support these young people to understand the asylum and National Referral Mechanism (NRM) process, stand by the young peoples’ side throughout this process, support them to access the help they need and advocate when needed to ensure their views are clearly listened to. Our guardians support the young people to make informed decisions about their future and to settle into a new life in Scotland.

Could you be the person to support children to navigate and feel empowered throughout the asylum process? We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team.

This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union. This service is currently funded until 31st December 2023.

What we are looking for....

We are looking to recruit two Guardians, who will be based in Glasgow. Although this post is based in Glasgow, this service is Scotland wide and you will at times be required to travel to other Local Authorities. You will work 37.5 hours per week, these hours will be worked in line with the needs of the young people and service and may include evenings and weekends.

We are looking for a candidate who has a relevant professional qualification at SCQF level 8 and has, or is prepared to work towards, the Office of Immigration Services Commissioner Level 2 Registration.

You will have experience of working with young people and children, dealing with child/adult protection issues, experience of advocacy work, inter-agency and partnership working and a good knowledge or experience of the asylum systems.

At Aberlour we want to make sure every child and young person has the love, support and opportunity they need to reach their potential. If you share the same vision, we want you to join our team.

What we offer...

As well as a supportive team and excellent training opportunities, we want all our employees to feel valued and rewarded for the vital work they do. When you work with us, we'll recognise your efforts with generous annual leave, an excellent employer pension scheme and a range of deals and discounts across various retailers.

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